30 foot Motorsailer with engine failure

Launch No: 259
Craft: Arthur Hamilton. D-774
Saturday, 25 June 2016
Location: The Range. Start Bay
Photo: Riki Bannister

The two man crew of a 30 foot motorsailer on passage to Liverpool requested help when their engine began to smoke and broke down. The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat launched and towed the craft to the Darthaven marina where she was berthed with the help of the Dartmouth Harbour Authority team.


Request Received 1:41pm
Time to recovery 1 hour, 14 minutes
Back on Service 3:15pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Yorkie Lomas (Helm)
Jerry Gilby

Shore Crew

Pete Callis (Tractor Driver)
Katy Sarah
Paul Manley

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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