The five adults and two youngsters on a 10 metre Bayliner requested assistance when the craft developed engine problems one and a half miles south of Blackpool sands. Other vessels had responded to their Pan Pan call and a 31ft craft from the Argonaut Sea School had taken the Bayliner in tow. The Coastguard requested the lifeboat to take over the tow once in the River Dart and the Bayliner was manoeuvered into a berth at the Darthaven Marina.
Lifeboat crew. Helmsman Kevin Murphy. Crewmen Haydn Glanvil and Kevin John.
Launch crew. Jerry Gilby