No. 293
Title: Drifting fishing vessel 3 miles offshore
Date: Mon 19th Jun 2017
Location: Three miles SSW of Dart Estuary. Start Bay.

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 8:31am
to launch: 12 mins
from alert to incident: -
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 49 mins
back on service: 9:42am
Conditions ...
Wind: Easterly, 2-6 knots
Sea State: Calm

A fishing vessel with three on board reported that they were drifting 3 miles offshore. They had fouled their propeller but having freed it they were unable to fix the engine in the lowered position. The lifeboat was unable to find the vessel although the visibility was excellent. The NCI at Froward Point were also unable to see any vessel in that position. The casualty vessel then reported to the Coastguard that they had fixed the problem and were returning to port. The lifeboat abandoned their search and returned to station.
Lifeboat crew. Chris Tracey, helmsman. Haydn Glanvill and Will Davis.
Launch crew. Kevin John, tractor. Kevin Murphy crew.

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