7m day fishing boat had smoke coming from the engine

Launch No: 426
Craft: Staines Whitfield. B-795
Friday, 15 May 2020
Location: 2 miles east of Torcross. Start bay.
Motorboat handed over to Harbour Authority to tow ber back to her mooring
Photo: Andy Kyle
Motorboat handed over to Harbour Authority to tow ber back to her mooring

The RNLI Dart lifeboat crew for the day were still in the lifeboat station an hour after returning from their previous medevac callout as the lifeboat and the oxygen cylinder had to be cleaned in line  with Conovid-19 requirements and the first aid kit cleaned and replenished. The Coastguard then tasked them to attend a 7m boat with smoke coming from the engine with four onboard two miles east of Torcross . Once it was established that there had been no engine fire the boat was towed back to Dartmouth harbour where the Harbour Authority took over the tow and took them to their mooring.   

Time

Request Received 1:26pm
Time at incident 55 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 4 minutes
Back on Service 2:40pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 7-10 knots Force 3

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Karl Guess
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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