Holed 44ft vessel under tow by Dart lifeboat. Dart Harbour vessels in attendance.
The motor vessel with one on board struck a rock, possibly the Bears tail, as she left Dartmouth Harbour shortly after low tide. The boat was holed below the waterline. Dart harbour vessels were quickly on the scene and the Coastguard asked the RNLI Dart lifeboat B-825 to attend and to bring the salvage pump which is stowed onboard. The 42ft vessel was not taking on water rapidly so the tow by the smaller Dart harbour RIB was taken over by the lifeboat to get her rapidly to Darthaven marina where she could be quickly lifted out of the water.
42ft motor vessel, with damage below the waterline, under tow
Photo: Will Davis/Dart harbour
The damaged vessel was taken to Darthaven marina to be lifted out of the water