Call to Shetland dayboat after engine fire

Launch No: 110
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Location: Near Western Blackstone. Start Bay.

As the crew were returning from their previous incident they were hailed by two sailors on a 16ft. Shetland dayboat. They had had a fire in their outboard which had immobilised the engine. The fire was out. The lifeboat informed the Coast Guard and were advised to tow the craft back to Dartmouth harbour. Lifeboat crew. Helmsman Tony Chapman. Crewmen Lee Darch and Al Duffy. Launch crew. Jim Brent, Jerry Gilby, Yorkie Lomas and Dai Richards.


Request Received 2:48pm
Time at incident 23 minutes
Time to recovery 32 minutes
Back on Service 3:35pm


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

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