31ft motor vessel with loss of drive connection

Launch No: 330
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 23 April 2018
Location: three miles SW of Dartmouth. Start Bay
RNLI Dart lifeboat brought the 31 ft motor cruiser back to Dartmouth.
Photo: Andy Kyle
RNLI Dart lifeboat brought the 31 ft motor cruiser back to Dartmouth.

The Falmouth Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart D class inshore lifeboat to the aid of a 31 foot motor cruiser with three on board that had lost the drive connection from its engine some three miles south west of Dartmouth. In the fair sea conditions the crew were able to tow the boat back to its mooring in Dartmouth. 


Request Received 3:33pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 0 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 37 minutes
Back on Service 5:25pm


Sea/River State Slight to Moderate
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 20 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Lee Darch
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Caleb Brown
Jamie Mathys
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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