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It was a late night for our volunteer RNLI crew who launched at 10.42pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020 to reports of a vessel taking on water 4 miles north of Trevose.

The lifeboat arrived on scene and transferred two crew members with a salvage pump to the Stella Maris. Using the pump Padstow lifeboat crew got the situation under control and then towed the Stella Maris safely into Padstow Harbour. Padstow lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service by 2.20am.

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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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