A 33ft sloop,'Spirit of Sam', with two persons on board had been reported by Brixham Coastguard as disabled 1.5miles off Coombe Point in Start Bay. She was initially taken on a long tow by a local angling boat, Dart Angler, and after discussion with the Coastguard, Dart lifeboat was launched to assist the casualty into the harbour. A rope had fouled the prop and the sloop was towed into her berth at Noss Marina.
Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helm. Buster Hart and Steve Wallis, crew.
Shore crew. Mark Conroy and Lee Darch