Heritage Fishing Boat taking on water

Launch No: 301
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Location: Noss on Dart
Photo: RNLI Dart

The previous owner of the Rose of Sharon, a Heritage Fishing Boat, noticed that she was taking on water at her mooring. He called the Harbour Authority and notified the RNLI Dart duty helmsman who organised a "self launch" The lifeboat took out a salvage pump to assist the Harbour Authority team on Hercules who were already on the scene. The Rose of Sharon, built in 1969, was originally part of a fleet of 10 trawlers working out of Newlyn. She later was converted and was lived aboard in Dartmouth. When the water levels were safely falling the lifeboat left the scene and proceeded up river to Dittisham to take part in their Regatta.

Time

Request Received 10:55am
Time at incident 1 hour, 13 minutes
Back on Service 12:30pm

Conditions

Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 12 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Katy Locke
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Kevin Murphy

Station address

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

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