Plymouth is home to two lifeboats, the larger All Weather Lifeboat, named Sybil Mullen Glover and the smaller but faster Inshore Lifeboat, named Millenium Forester. Based in Millbay Marina, both lifeboats provide cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the Port of Plymouth, including the rivers Tamar, Lyhner, Tavy, Plym, Yealm and Erme; and the surrounding coastline into both Bigbury and Whitsand Bays.
Plymouth Lifeboat Station is part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which is funded entirely by donations.
So far in 2016 - ALB 0 and ILB 3 - TOTAL 3
Saturday 30th January - 16:25 - ILB - Launched to assist with a medivac from Cawsand Bay. Casualty returned via lifeboat to Millbay Marina where they were transferred to the Ambulance Service.
Friday 29th January - 17:37 - ILB - Report of a possible body in the water off Plymouth Hoe; false alarm with good intent. The remains of a large fish were located by the crew.
Sunday 17th January- 18:17-ILB- Tasked to proceed up the River Lyhner to a vessel stuck on the mud with a engine failure. The single occupant of the vessel was winch by Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 924, the ILB was then free to return to station.
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