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The Right Reverend Tim Thornton at the helm of Falmouth’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott under the watchful eye of Deputy 2nd Coxswain Dave Nicoll on 13 November

Bishop of Truro pays a visit to Falmouth RNLI lifeboat station

The Bishop of Truro, the Right Reverend Tim Thornton, expressed his interest in the Royal National Lifeboat Institution when he paid a visit to Falmouth lifeboat station earlier today, Sunday 13 November.

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The 21ft  boat Ellie-Anne being helped on 9 October

Falmouth RNLI volunteers experience a busy few days

Over the course of five days Falmouth all-weather lifeboat has been called out on three separate occasions. The first was to a 21ft open boat that had suffered engine failure and didn’t really know where they were, the second was to a 35 ft yacht with a fire onboard and third was a medivac to an injured French fisherman.

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_DSC8581£1M fund helps Falmouth RNLI volunteers learn lifesaving skills

A new volunteer for Falmouth RNLI lifeboats has received training at the RNLI College in Poole. Adrian Hingston, aged 46, who runs his own Marine Engineering business, completed the charity’s Sea Survival Training Course thanks to funding provided by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat called to assist injured fisherman

The all weather lifeboat crew were paged this morning (18 August) at 8:14 am to go to the aid of a fisherman who had sustained an open fracture to his right lower forearm. It was 8:24 as they left the pontoon and 8:57 when they arrived alongside the French fishing vessel Yannick, some 6.5 miles to the east of Anthony Head lighthouse (Zone Point).

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Local business thanked by Falmouth RNLI for their support

Penryn auto parts store Motor World was recently presented with a certificate in recognition of over 10 years of collecting money for the RNLI. Motor World is one of many local businesses supporting the charity by having a RNLI collecting box on their counters.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteers in action again

On Monday 1 August at six minutes past 1:00 pm both Falmouth Inshore and all-weather lifeboats were requested to assist in the search for three divers overdue from the dive boat Celtic Kitten. The Lizard lifeboat, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924 and Porthoustock Cliff Rescue team were also tasked to assist.

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Falmouth inshore lifeboat volunteer crew have a very busy weekend

Within the space of two days Falmouth’s volunteer lifeboat crews have been called out on five occasions to go to the aid of small vessels broken down or in trouble in the Falmouth area.

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Vic Bayliss recently retired as one of the station’s volunteer boat guides. Vic showed visitors around Falmouth lifeboats for 25 years. He was thanked for his long service to the station by Robert Thompson,  Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat Visits and Education Officer and Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Jonathan Blakeston.

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Falmouth Lifeboat Station visits

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Launches so far this year: 86

All-weather 29, Inshore 54, Boarding Boat 3

Falmouth RNLI Christmas Concert

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Current position of Falmouth’s Severn class all-weather lifeboat Richard Cox Scott

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