Camborne Angling Association Fishing Competition helps Falmouth RNLI Appeal

A cheque for £1,400 was recently presented to Paul Wickes MBE, Deputy Chair of the Falmouth RNLI Appeal Committee, by Camborne Angling Association at their headquarters at the Holman Sports Club in Camborne.

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Falmouth and Fowey RNLI launch to reports of an explosion onboard a vessel

The volunteer crews were tasked by the Coastguard to reports of an explosion onboard a 12 metre long vessel south of Dodman Point.

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The 150th anniversary of Falmouth RNLI’s first lifeboat is marked by the presentation of a commemorative quilt

The quilt was made by members of Churchdown Patchwork and Quilters group in Gloucester to commemorate that it is 150 years since the City of Gloucester raised money for Falmouth’s first lifeboat and the launching ceremony held in Gloucester Docks on 9 April 1867. The quilt was presented to Falmouth RNLI representatives at Gloucester Docks during a special 150th event held by Gloucester RNLI over the weekend of 29 and 30 July.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat goes to the aid of 80 ton beam trawler

On Thursday 9 March Falmouth coastguard requested the launch of the all-weather lifeboat to assist the Manx Ranger, an 18 metre long trawler with two crewmen on board, that had picked up a rope around its propeller and was drifting powerless some 5 miles to the South East of St Anthony lighthouse.

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Fugro GeoServices personnel visit Falmouth lifeboat station

Two representatives of the GeoServices Company were at the station to present a cheque to Falmouth Lifeboats to bolster the appeal, launched that morning, to raise £100k to help towards the cost of refurbishing the boathouse. The refurbishment is needed to make alterations so that a new and larger inshore lifeboat can be accommodated.

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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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£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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Royal Fleet Auxiliary crew donate money to Falmouth RNLI

The RFA Cardigan Bay recently returned to the UK after completing an important mission in the Middle East lasting just over four years. While away, members of the ship’s crew decided to collect foreign coins and notes for the RNLI and the money was handed over to Falmouth RNLI by Able Seaman Brian Sherring at Falmouth lifeboat station.

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Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew thank their employers for their support

An employers’ evening was recently held at Falmouth lifeboat station to thank them for their continued support by allowing their employees time off work to crew Falmouth lifeboats when there’s a shout.

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Prompt action by Falmouth RNLI volunteers saves life

At 8:38 pm on Saturday 25th June the lifeboat volunteers were alerted to the fact that a person had been reported in the water near Falmouth Docks. They launched at 8:42 and were on the scene at 8:44pm.

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Medical evacuation of live-aboard sailor carried out by Falmouth RNLI volunteers

Early on Tuesday morning the inshore lifeboat crew were paged to attend to a sailor, living aboard a yacht in the Truro River, who had woken that morning feeling unwell and vomiting.

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Schooner Spirit of Falmouth Towed back to Falmouth Harbour after suffering engine problems

The pagers alerted Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew to the fact that Spirit of Falmouth, a replica pilot schooner on route to Fowey, was suffering gearbox problems several miles to the east of Anthony head.

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£1M fund helps Falmouth RNLI volunteers learn lifesaving skills

Three new volunteers for Falmouth RNLI lifeboats have received training at the RNLI College in Poole. Joshua Williams, aged 27 years, Jamie Connoly, 29, and James Wakefield, 26, all completed the charity’s Trainee Crew Course thanks to funding provided by Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

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Capsized kayaker in difficulty rescued by Falmouth’s RNLI lifeboats

The pagers alerted the volunteer crew to this action at 3.40pm on Sunday 22 May. Ten minutes later both boats were on their way to the incident, which involved a kayaker who had capsized and was in difficulty.

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‘Action Nan’ arrives at Falmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station

Pat Smith, known to most people as Action Nan because of her previous exploits, arrived at Falmouth lifeboat station last evening at 4:50pm as part of her round Cornwall trek to attempt to raise £10,000 for the RNLI.

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Falmouth RNLI Sea Safety Team hold a safety event in Penryn

On Saturday the 12th of March a sea safety event was held in Macsalvors yacht chandlers in Commercial Road, Penryn. The event was a great success due mainly to the enthusiasm of the teams from the RNLI, Coastguard and Fire and rescue Services.

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Motor sailor in trouble brought to safety by Falmouth all-weather lifeboat

Falmouth’s volunteer lifeboat crew were alerted to the fact that Little Auk (an 8.5 metre motor sailer) was in trouble by their pagers being activated at 10:20pm last night. By 10:31pm the all-weather lifeboat was on its way to her last known position, which was 5 miles to the east of St Anthony lighthouse.

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Two persons rescued from a rising tide by the Falmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat

At 12:34pm (Sunday 6 March), resulting from a 999 call to the coastguard, Falmouth’s volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew were tasked to go to the aid of two people cut off by the tide at the entrance to the Helford River.

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Falmouth RNLI lifeboat crew enhanced by the Addition of two newly qualified Coxswains

Dave Nicoll and Andy Jenkin have been passed out by Tom Mansell (Divisional Operations Manager) as fully qualified coxswains of Falmouth’s all-weather Severn class lifeboat.

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Helston company give Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew a helping hand

Helston based casual and technical diving clothing company Fourth Element recently presented Falmouth lifeboat crew members with a pair of high performance gloves.

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Falmouth volunteer lifeboat crew involved in a long search for persons missing in the river

At 7.09 this morning (28 January), after being silent for some time, the Falmouth volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew pagers alerted them to the fact that two people had been reported missing, in the river, near Tesco’s in Truro.

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Helston school children support Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews

Year 1 children from Nansloe Academy in Helston visited Falmouth lifeboat station at the end of November and were so inspired by what they saw, they decided to have a cake bake to raise funds for the charity. A cheque for £71.50 was recently handed over to Falmouth RNLI volunteers during a class assembly at the school.

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Two call outs in quick succession

After a lengthy period of inactivity Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews were called into action on two occasions in two days. The first was to a broken down fishing boat and the second to a person in the water in the harbour.

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Kayakers’ round Britain adventure raises £500 for Falmouth RNLI

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West Cornwall RNLI Lifeboat crews support the need to get teenagers vaccinated against the deadly Meningitis disease

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Falmouth all weather lifeboat crew called to a medivac off the Dodman

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Falmouth marine drilling contractor’s fundraising success supports Falmouth RNLI

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Two launches in three days for Falmouth RNLI lifeboats

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Falmouth RNLI benefit from a local supermarket’s support

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A busy two days for Falmouth RNLI volunteer all weather lifeboat crew

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Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews’ shortest rescue mission

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Both Falmouth RNLI volunteer lifeboats involved in a search for missing yachtsman

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Lone sailor in difficulties rescued from close to the Manacles

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Falmouth RNLI lifeboat visits awarded a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The station’s volunteer boat guides have been recognised by the well-known travel website for the quality of the experience offered to members of the public visiting the lifeboats. The prestigious award can only be earned by getting consistently good online reviews.

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Moustache challenge raises money for Falmouth RNLI

A challenge between two brothers to see who could grow the best moustache has resulted in a cheque for £500 being handed over to Falmouth RNLI Coxswain Mark Pollard at St Mawes Sailing Club recently. Full Story: Here


Supermarket choose Falmouth RNLI as their Local Charity of the Year

The Falmouth branch of the supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has chosen to support Falmouth volunteer lifeboat crews as their local charity partner for the next twelve months. Full Story: Here


Young fundraisers help Falmouth RNLI lifeboats

Two boys from Falmouth visited Falmouth lifeboat station recently to hand over £75.58 raised by them to help save lives at sea. Full Story: Young fundraisers help Falmouth RNLI lifeboats


History is repeated as the people of Gloucester support Falmouth RNLI lifeboats

Gloucester RNLI Fund Raising Branch has helped to maintain a historical link to Falmouth lifeboat by raising money to help with the station running costs. Full Story: History is repeated as the people of Gloucester support Falmouth RNLI lifeboats