No. 289
Title: Angling boat drifting towards Coombe Rocks
Date: Wed 24th May 2017
Location: Off Coombe Rocks, Start Bay

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 8:00pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: 4 mins
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 52 mins
back on service: 9:10pm
Conditions ...
Wind: Easterly, 4-6 knots
Sea State: Sea calm

A local fisherman in a 23 foot Seaward angling boat developed engine failure and was close to Coombe rocks. He radioed the lifeboat on Ch 16 just as it was about to be recovered. The lifeboat responded immediately and advised him to anchor as he was then only 100 foot from the rocks. The Coastguard was informed. The boat was towed back to her mooring at the Noss Marina.
Lifeboat crew. Andy Pomeroy, helmsman. Crispin Brabner, Mark Conroy and Jamie Mathys crew.

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