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Padstow RNLI lifeboat launched to fishing vessel with gear box issues

Lifeboats News Release

The Padstow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched this morning (Wednesday 27 September) at 8.37am to assist a 10m fishing vessel with gearbox problems approximately seven miles west of Trevose.

View of fishing vessel being towed. - Credit: Steve Swabey Padstow RNLI volunteer crew

RNLI/Abi Jago

The volunteer crew of the station's Tamar class lifeboat, Spirit of Padstow, arrived on scene and established a tow line. The lifeboat then towed the fishing vessel Serene safely into Newquay Harbour.

The crew returned to the lifeboat station at 11am.

Notes to Editor

Image: View of fishing vessel being towed

Credit: Steve Swabey Padstow RNLI volunteer crew

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