Search for dinghy reported adrift

Launch No: 142
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The crew were assembled after the Coastguard requested that they investigate a dinghy reported to be drifting between the castles. A search of the area failed to locate the dinghy and a member of the public reported that another vessel had retrieved it and tied it to the South Embankment. The crew recognised it as belonging to the Nicki V. The owner was located ashore by the Coastguard. The dinghy had apparently been drifting for several hours. The lifeboat crew returned it to its usual mooring outside the Boat Float. Lifeboat crew; Buster Hart helmsman, with Lee Darch & Mark Conroy Launch crew; Jim Brent tractor driver with Ewen Menzies & Yorkie Lomas

Time

Request Received 7:15am
Time at incident 45 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 15 minutes
Back on Service 8:40am

Conditions

Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 5 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

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

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