As the crew were returning from their previous incident they were hailed by two sailors on a 16ft. Shetland dayboat. They had had a fire in their outboard which had immobilised the engine. The fire was out. The lifeboat informed the Coast Guard and were advised to tow the craft back to Dartmouth harbour.
Lifeboat crew. Helmsman Tony Chapman. Crewmen Lee Darch and Al Duffy.
Launch crew. Jim Brent, Jerry Gilby, Yorkie Lomas and Dai Richards.