Assisted a Hire boat with engine failure

Launch No: 332
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 7 May 2018
Location: Between the Castles. Dartmouth harbour.

Whilst afloat, having just completed  the previous shout, the Coastguard diverted the RNLI inshore lifeboat to a hire boat with 2 adults and 2 children on board. They were towing them back to Dittisham when they met the operator of the hire company who had come down river to find them. The operator took over the tow opposite the Dartmouth Yacht Club.


Lifeboat underway at time of request.

Request Received 4:30pm
Time at incident 13 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 40 minutes
Back on Service 6:25pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 3 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Ewen Menzies
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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