No. 295
Title: Emergency call to trawler taking on water
Date: Fri 30th Jun 2017
Location: Just outside the Dart Harbour limits

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 3:00pm
to launch: 12 mins
from alert to incident: 23 mins
spent at incident: 1 hour, 4 mins
to recovery: 1 hour, 35 mins
back on service: 4:45pm
Conditions ...
Wind: North West, 11 - 16 knots
Sea State: 0.5m swell

A 54 foot converted trawler, Endrick 2, with three crew on board started to take on water as she was passing Dartmouth. The boat was on passage from Plymouth to Swanage. Solent Coastguard called out the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat and the Torbay all weather lifeboat. The Harbour Authority was notified by the NIC volunteers at Froward Point. The Dart lifeboat took out a salvage pump and was able to suck the engine room dry and prevent the ship's engine failing. The water was coming from a leaking stern gland and none of the boats pumps had worked. She was making her own way slowly into Dartmouth Harbour when the Torbay lifeboat arrived and took her in an alongside tow to the Commercial pontoon.
Dart lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Haydn Glanvill, Kevin John and Will Davies crew.
Launch crew. Jerry Gilby, tractor driver. Bob Thomas, Mark Strudwick and Crispin Brabner crew.

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