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.