Ferry catches prop on anchor chain.

Launch No: 45
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Location: Stoke Gabriel, River Dart

The ILB was on exercise in Castle Cove when they were tasked by the Coastguard to attend the Dart Pleasure Cruises vessel Warrior whilst on ferry service betwen Dartmouth and Stoke Gabriel with one Ferryman on board. The Warrior had caught her propeller on an anchor chain in Stoke Gabriel creek. The lifeboat crew were able to cut the chain with bolt croppers and then towed the vessel back to her mooring in Dartmouth.

Time

Request Received 12:23pm
Time at incident 47 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 13 minutes
Back on Service 1:45pm

Conditions

Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 16-21 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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