Motor cruiser aground at Berry Rocks nr Totnes

Launch No: 149
Monday, 16 July 2012
Location: Southern end of Home Reach, River Dart

A 24 ft motor cruiser motoring up to Totnes with 2 adults and a child on board struck an object and sheared their propeller, losing all steerage. The boat was carried by the tide and went aground on the western bank of the Dart approx 8.5 miles from the lifeboat station. The lifeboat dragged the vessel into deeper water and took them on a long tow to Baltic Wharf, Totnes. Lifeboat crew; Kevin Murphy Helmsman. Haydn Glanvill & Chris Rampling crew. Launch crew; Monty Halls Tractor. (His first as Tractor driver since joining the team) Pete Callis & Jerry Gilby.

Time

Request Received 10:35pm
Time at incident 54 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 20 minutes
Back on Service 1:12am

Conditions

Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 10-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

Station address

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

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