Call to 24ft boat with fuel leak

Launch No: 206
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 28 April 2014
Location: 1 mile East of Torcross. Start Bay
Motor boat with fuel leak towed from Torcross
Photo: Andy Kyle
Motor boat with fuel leak towed from Torcross

A 24 ft. Tamar 2000 motor fishing boat with three men on board was on passage from Plymouth to Brixham when they developed a fuel leak whilst crossing Start Bay. The vessel was being carried east by the strong tide. The Dart lifeboat towed them to Dartmouth and they were recovered to the Town Quay.


Request Received 4:36pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 15 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 59 minutes
Back on Service 6:45pm


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

Lifeboat Crew

Tony Chapman (Helm)
Kevin John
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Simon Amphlett (Tractor Driver)
Jerry Gilby

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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