Fishing boat with engine failure

Launch No: 303
Sunday, 13 August 2017
Location: Dart harbourmouth
Photo: Andy Kyle

A 15ft day fishing boat with one on board suffered engine failure in the vicinity of Combe Point. A yacht took him in tow but requested that the lifeboat took over the tow once in the harbour. The fishing boat was berthed on the low water landing as the lifeboat crew were aware that the local volunteer Coastguard team had been called out and they might be needed.


Request Received 5:39pm
Time at incident 49 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 10 minutes
Back on Service 7:00pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Crispin Brabner
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Karl Guess (Tractor Driver)
Katy Locke
Kevin Murphy

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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