Works are currently being carried out to accommodate the new Tamar class lifeboat `City of London III` which is due to come on station during late 2009.
This web page is being maintained throughout the works and weekly bulletins will be issued for the use of local residents and for general interest, detailing basic plans and intentions for the forthcoming week.
The index column on the left carries links to the weekly updates and any other information which may be of interest.
During the works, the Station Tyne class lifeboat `Norman Salvesen` is operating from moorings in Sennen Bay.
The exposed nature of the bay means that the lifeboat can only remain on the moorings in reasonably fine weather and, from time to time, is moved to shelter at Newlyn. During these periods, all-weather lifeboat cover is provided by our flank stations at Penlee, St Mary`s and St Ives; for major incidents our lifeboat is, of course, available from Newlyn subject to the time taken for the crew to get there.
An inflatable boarding boat is being used by the crew to board the lifeboat on the moorings.
This is `Chez Nous` !
Our temporary accommodation comprising an office; storage for the crew`s protective clothing for both lifeboats
and a toilet block. The lifeboat station is now in the hands of the contractors.