Launch to 6m Plymouth Pilot with Engine Failure

Launch No: 217
Sunday, 27 July 2014
Location: Froward Point, Start Bay

Dart RNLI inshore lifeboat was requested to launch to a 6m Plymouth Pilot with engine failure drifting towards the rocks at Froward Point with four adults on board. The ILB crew recovered the casualty and towed her back to Dartmouth town pontoon where they were met by the Dartmouth Coastguard search & Rescue Team.

Time

Request Received 9:57am
Time at incident 20 minutes
Time to recovery 48 minutes
Back on Service 11:00am

Conditions

Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction North-Northwest
Wind Strength Force 1-2

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Rich Eggleton
Buster Hart

Shore Crew

Chris Tracey (Tractor Driver)
Dai Richards

Station address

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

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