10ft Motorboat with engine failure brought back to harbour.

Launch No: 408
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Saturday, 24 August 2019
Location: 1.3 miles east of the Mewstone. Start Bay.

The Coastguard received a 999 call from two onboard a 10ft motorboat with engine failure in Start Bay. The RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 was tasked to find them and establish a tow to bring them back to a visitors berth in Dartmouth Harbour.

Time

Request Received 3:28pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 13 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 52 minutes
Back on Service 5:20pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction East-Southeast
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Ewen Menzies
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9RR

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Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9BH

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