4am search of Dartmouth Harbour

Launch No: 92
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Location: Dartmouth harbour, Lower Ferry to Higher Ferry

An open 16ft Boston Whaler was reported to be tied up to a pontoon North of the Town Quay with its engine running. As there was no sign of an occupant the Coastguard mobilised the Lifeboat and the mobile shore based Coastguard team to conduct a search of the area between the Higher and Lower Ferries. Nothing was found and the search was stood down.


Request Received 4:36am
Time at incident 35 minutes
Time to recovery 54 minutes
Back on Service 5:35am


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 1-6 knots

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Devon TQ6 9RR

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