10metre cabin cruiser with engine failure.

Launch No: 361
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Monday, 10 December 2018
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle
Dart lifeboat takes the 10m cabin cruiser under tow

The Coastguard in Falmouth tasked the RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 to aid a small cabin cruiser which had taken a much larger 10m boat in tow after it had suffered engine failure. The lifeboat took over the tow south of the Higher Ferry in Dartmouth Harbour and took the cabin cruiser to the Dart Marina. Once berthed it was discovered by the two mechanics on board that there was water coming in through both stern glands. They were able to carry out a temporary repair and would remain on board over night to monitor the situation.


Request Received 6:24pm
Time at incident 45 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 21 minutes
Back on Service 7:45pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 5 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Caleb Brown
Crispin Brabner

Shore Crew

Yorkie Lomas
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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