23ft motor boat with engine problems 5 miles south of Dartmouth

Launch No: 316
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Location: Mouth of River Dart
D 812 escorting motor boat to Noss marina
Photo: Andy Kyle
ILB escorting motor boat to Noss Marina
D 812 escorting motor boat to Noss marina

The Coastguard tasked Dart inshore lifeboat and the Salcombe Tamar Lifeboat to the boat with 3 adults on board near the Skerries in failing light. The engine problem was intermittent and the boat managed to reach the mouth of the Dart where it was met by the Dart crew. The lifeboat escorted them to a safe berth at the Noss marina.

Time

Request Received 5:18pm
Time at incident 25 minutes
Time to recovery 47 minutes
Back on Service 6:10pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight Chop Poor visability
Wind Direction East-Northeast
Wind Strength 10-17 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Pete Callis (Tractor Driver)
Katy Locke
Yorkie Lomas
Tom Shanley

Station address

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

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