Motor cruiser loses power 20 feet from Mewstone, S

Launch No: 08
Monday, 14 July 2008
Location: The Mewstone. Dart Estuary.

A small 20 foot motor cruiser was seen to be waving for help whilst some 20 feet from the rocks around the Mewstone. The Riviera Bell raised the alarm but was not able initially to get close enough to give assistance and the Coast Guard requested the ILB to launch. The Dartmouth registered craft with the owner and his two daughters on board, had lost power due to a faulty fuel connection. By the time the ILB was on the scene some thirteen minutes from the alarm being raised, the craft had been swept along by the tide and by paddling had reached the Riviera Bell. The ILB put a crewman on board and the cruiser was towed back to her berth at the Dart Marina.

Time

Request Received 3:48pm
Time to recovery 1 hour, 24 minutes
Back on Service 5:22pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

Station address

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

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