15ft sports boat broken down near the Skerries

Launch No: 331
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 7 May 2018
Location: Near the Skerries bank. Start Bay.
Sports boat being towed back from Start Bay
Photo: David Bown
Sports boat being towed back from Start Bay

The Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart D class lifeboat to a 15ft sports boat that had broken down in Start Bay. There were 2 persons on board. The vessel taken under tow back to Dartmouth.


Request Received 2:57pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 3 minutes
Time to recovery 3 hour, 13 minutes
Back on Service 6:25pm


Sea/River State Smooth
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 3 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Ewen Menzies
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)
Will Davis
Dani Lodge
Chris Tracey

Station address

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

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