No. 301
Title: Heritage Fishing Boat taking on water
Date: Sat 5th Aug 2017
Location: Noss on Dart

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 10:55am
to launch: 7 mins
from alert to incident: 12 mins
spent at incident: 1 hour, 13 mins
to recovery: -
back on service: 12:30pm
Conditions ...
Wind: Westerly, 12 knots
Sea State: River calm

The previous owner of the Rose of Sharon, a Heritage Fishing Boat, noticed that she was taking on water at her mooring. He called the Harbour Authority and notified the RNLI Dart duty helmsman who organised a "self launch" The lifeboat took out a salvage pump to assist the Harbour Authority team on Hercules who were already on the scene. The Rose of Sharon, built in 1969, was originally part of a fleet of 10 trawlers working out of Newlyn. She later was converted and was lived aboard in Dartmouth. When the water levels were safely falling the lifeboat left the scene and proceeded up river to Dittisham to take part in their Regatta.
Lifeboat crew. Chris Tracey, helmsman. Katy Locke and Stuart Millard crew
Launch crew. Jerry Gilby, tractor driver. Jamie Barker and Kev Murphy crew.

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