Assistance given to motor cruiser with no power.

Launch No: 05
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Location: Berry Rock, South of Home Reach, Totnes.

The Coastguard requested a launch to assist an 18 foot Shetland motor cruiser with two men on board, adrift on Home reach. The battery on the motor cruiser was flat and they had attempted to tow their boat down stream using their tender. The engine on the tender failed, leaving them adrift. The ILB towed them back upstream to Totnes and left them secured to the Rowing Club slipway.

Time

Request Received 7:38am
Time at incident 23 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 27 minutes
Back on Service 9:18am

Conditions

Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 3 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

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

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