16ft fishing boat with engine failure requiring a tow

Launch No: 427
Craft: Staines Whitfield. B-795
Saturday, 16 May 2020
Location: Dart estuary. Start bay.
Dart lifeboat handed over the fishing boat as Lulotte sailed past.
Photo: David Bown
Dart lifeboat handed over the fishing boat as Lulotte sailed past.

Falmouth Coastguard tasked RNLI Dart to assist a fishing boat with engine failure. The two aboard had anchored the boat close to the Homestone buoy. Once it was established that the casualties had no history of Conovid 19 illness, or contact with it, they were asked to go into the cabin and a crewman was placed on the bow of the boat to raise the anchor and to set up the tow. The boat was taken to Dartmouth Harbour and handed into the care of the Dart Harbour Authority just as the Finnish built classic yacht Lulotte was passing. They were then towed to their mooring.


Request Received 2:56pm
Time at incident 25 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 4 minutes
Back on Service 4:00pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 3-6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Caleb Brown
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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