The Lizard RNLI launch to channel collision

The Lizard new boathouse

Date: 18/03/2009

Author: Clare Julier The Lizard Lifeboat Press Officer

Reference: The Lizard 001 2009

The Lizard RNLI lifeboat was launched at lunchtime today, Wednesday 18 March 2009) to assist a French yacht, feared sinking following a collision with a merchant vessel. Fortunately the incident was not as critical as first thought and the lifeboat was soon stood down.

The two man crew of the yacht had recently picked up the newly purchased vessel from Falmouth and were on passage to France when the collision occurred in very thick fog 15 nautical miles south east of Lizard Point.

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