Automatic DSC "Urgency" call was false alarm

Launch No: 97
Sunday, 12 December 2010
Location: River Dart

Whilst the lifeboat was on the river training they received a call from the Coastguard asking them to investigate a vessel Celine which had sent out an automatic DSC "Urgency" sigal on it's VHF radio. The vessel was berthed on a pontoon at Noss Marina. She was unoccupied and locked up. There were no marina staff on site. The Coastguard is investigating with the owners how the call came to be transmitted.

Time

Request Received 12:43pm
Time at incident 10 minutes
Time to recovery 24 minutes
Back on Service 1:20pm

Conditions

Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction North
Wind Strength 7-16 knots

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Shore Crew

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9RR

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