No. 280
Title: Rescue of small cabin cruiser
Date: Thu 2nd Mar 2017
Location: The entrance to Old Mill Creek. Dartmouth Harbour.

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 7:14pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: -
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 56 mins
back on service: 8:30pm
Conditions ...
Wind: Southerly, 12 Knots
Sea State: River calm

A boat owner boarded his 5.5 metre Shetland cabin cruiser with the intention of motoring to the Dart Marina for a lift-out. He bailed the boat out but when he set off both engines on board failed and he managed to propel himself, with a single oar, back to the pontoon off the entrance to Old Mill Creek that he had left. He had no means of getting ashore and contacted the Coastguard. The inshore lifeboat took him in an alongside tow to the Dart Marina.
Lifeboat crew. Andy Pomeroy, helmsman. Mark Conroy and Dean Nettleton crew.
Launch crew. Stuart Millard, tractor driver. Yorkie Lomas and Richard Eggleton crew.

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