Launch to 7m fishing boat with gearbox failure

Launch No: 215
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Location: Eastern Blackstone. Start Bay.

The 7m fishing boat Kopella, with 2 adults on board, broke down with gearbox failure 100 metres North of the Eastern Blackstone in an ebbing tide. The Coastguard requested the Dart inshore lifeboat to launch and the lifeboat towed the vessel back to her mooring on the Kingswear side of the river.

Time

Request Received 11:22am
Time at incident 5 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 38 minutes
Back on Service 1:15pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction South-Southeast
Wind Strength 14 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Jamie Mathys

Shore Crew

Simon Amphlett (Tractor Driver)
Kevin Murphy
Dean Nettleton

Station address

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

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