Angling boat drifting towards Coombe Rocks

Launch No: 289
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Location: Off Coombe Rocks, Start Bay
Photo: Rikki Bannister

A local fisherman in a 23 foot Seaward angling boat developed engine failure and was close to Coombe rocks. He radioed the lifeboat on Ch 16 just as it was about to be recovered. The lifeboat responded immediately and advised him to anchor as he was then only 100 foot from the rocks. The Coastguard was informed. The boat was towed back to her mooring at the Noss Marina.


Request Received 8:00pm
Time to recovery 52 minutes
Back on Service 9:10pm


Sea/River State Sea Calm
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 4-6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Crispin Brabner
Jamie Mathys
Mark Conroy

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