Lifeboat volunteers used a grapnel and ropes to free a yacht that had trapped on Sunday on a lobster pot buoy in the Gerrans Bay. Falmouth inshore lifeboat was afloat looking after another incident off the St Anthony Lighthouse when it was turned aside at 5 pm on 17th August to help yacht Peerless II that had become entangled 2 miles south of Gull Rock.
A Falmouth RNLI spokesperson told that the inshore lifeboat attended on scene at 5.08 pm and saw that the rope from the lobster pot was caught around the yacht’s keel. Utilizing ropes as well as a grapnel the inshore lifeboat crew were able to finally retrieve the rope and free the boat. Once, at 6 pm, it was confirmed that there was no damage to the yacht, it was able to carry on its passage to Helford.
The statement added that the boat with 2 persons on board had been on passage to Helford when its keel had become caught on the lobster pot marker. With the weight of the yacht, their crew members were unable to free the line and they asked for help from the coastguard.
Meanwhile, the Torbay RNLI lifeboat went to the help a yacht which was taking on water seventeen miles off Brixham. On Monday, it was around 9.10 am that the alarm was raised by 2 yachts that saw spotted the vessel Seahawk in difficulties.