Small dinghy thought to be in need of assistance

Launch No: 234
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Location: Seaward of Kingswear Castle
Photo: Riki Bannister
Dart crew return after false alarm with good intent

A concerned member of the public contacted the Coastguard to report a dinghy, with four occupants, who appeared to be in need of assistance just seaward of Kingswear Castle. At 15:03 Falmouth Coastguard tasked the lifeboat to investigate. On arrival at the scene the lifeboat crew found the crew of the dinghy safe, well equipped and the dinghy in good working order. Although this incident turned out to be an unintentional false alarm we urge the public to be vigilant and report any concerns they may have to the Coastguard.


Request Received 3:05pm
Time at incident 2 minutes
Time to recovery 25 minutes
Back on Service 3:45pm


Sea/River State Moderate Chop
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 17-27 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Kevin John

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Pete Callis
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Pete Callis Pete Callis Peter Callis moved to Dartmouth in 1999 with his wife Judy. At that time he was working as a Project Manager for British Telecom. Being a keen sailor and aviator Dartmouth was an ideal town to base the family. Through his interest in sailing he volunteered to join the RNLI in 2007 when the lifeboat station in Dartmouth was reinstated. Initially Peter was asked to create a website. He soon realised there was a shortage of shore crew and has been an active member ever since.
Peter was fortunate enough to represent the UK in micro-lighting events, both on a national and international level. He was also able to use his sailing skills to enable him to do a circumnavigation via the Panama and Suez canals in 2009 to 2011 as skipper of his own 44foot yacht Fai Tira.
Peter greatly enjoys being a member of the Dart RNLI crew.
Stuart Millard Stuart Millard Stuart Millard joined Dart Lifeboat in 2015. He was born in East Devon, moving to Dartmouth in 2012 where he could enjoy his passion for all things watery. Stuart was a local estate agent for many years and is now a buying agent across the South West.
Starting on the Launch crew as a tractor driver, Stuart officially became a member of the lifeboat crew on 10 April 2018.
When not working, he enjoys socialising with friends, photography and being a volunteer for the Dartmouth Regatta.

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