No. 300
Title: Drifting speedboat in the Dart
Date: Tue 1st Aug 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 7:50pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: 2 mins
spent at incident: 13 mins
to recovery: 25 mins
back on service: 8:20pm
Conditions ...
Wind: South West, 17-21knots
Sea State: River choppy

The Dart inshore lifeboat was on exercise in Dart Harbour when it was directed to a drifting 5m speedboat with 2 on board that had lost power shortly after launching. The boat was towed to the low water landing.
Lifeboat crew. Rich Eggleton, helm. Mark Conroy and Crispin Brabner crew.
Recovery crew. Karl Guess tractor driver. Will Davis crew.

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Stock Photo of 'Spirit of the Dart' by Andy Kyle

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