Penlee lifeboat tows fishing vessel to port after steering failure

Thursday 17th May 2018 19:00 BST

A 25ft fishing boat was towed into Newlyn by the Penlee lifeboat on Tuesday after the stricken vessel suffered steering failure six miles south east of the port.

At 7.44am, at the request of Falmouth Coastguard, the all-weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen launched from Newlyn and went to the assistance of the two people on board, arriving on the scene at 8.05am. The vessel was then taken under tow.

An RNLI spokesperson said: “On the approach to Newlyn Harbour the volunteer lifeboat crew rafted the fishing vessel alongside and brought her safely through the gaps, she was then escorted to her moorings.

“The Ivan Ellen returned to station at 9.30am where she was washed down and made ready for her next service.”

The weather was reported as fine, with a calm sea and good visibility.

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