Dory runs out of fuel near Homestone Buoy.

Launch No: 29
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Location: Homestone buoy, Dart Estuary.

The Coastguard requested attendance to a 19ft Dory with 5 on board, that had run out of fuel at the Homestone and had let off flares. The dive-boat Falcon, skippered by Tony Hoile, an ex DLA, reached the boat first and took them in tow. The incident was observed and monitored by the National Coastwatch team at Froward point. The ILB was escorting the tow back to their mooring in Warfleet Creek when they were diverted to their next shout.

Time

Request Received 6:35pm
Time at incident 21 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 31 minutes
Back on Service 8:30pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction North
Wind Strength 14 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

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Devon TQ6 9RR

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