Drifting dinghy triggers river search.

Launch No: 64
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The fishing vessel Zydo picked up a drifting Zodiac dinghy just above the Higher Ferry with no one on board. The Coastguard organised a search of the harbour by the Inshore Lifeboat and the mobile Coastguard teams from Dartmouth and Berry Head. The ILB found the parent vessel to the dinghy near Old Mill Creek and it was established that it had been taken without the owners permission. No one was found and after a two hour search the teams were stood down.

Time

Request Received 6:06am
Time at incident 1 hour, 50 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 9 minutes
Back on Service 8:32am

Conditions

Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction North
Wind Strength 7-10 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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