Angling boat with fuel fault towed to safety

Launch No: 101
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Location: Dart Estuary

Whilst on exercise at the entrance to Dartmouth Harbour the crew of the inshore lifeboat observed a vessel being towed by another. It was established that the twenty foot angling boat Highlander with two on board had broken down with a fuel fault whilst seven miles offshore of Dartmouth. The vessel Bares Watching was passing on her way to Torquay and had towed the Highlander back to the entrance of the Dart. The inshore lifeboat took over the tow and returned the Highlander to her mooring in the Noss Marina.


Request Received 11:27am
Time at incident 33 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 58 minutes
Back on Service 1:40pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Kevin John

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)

Deputy Launch Authority

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