Coastguard request to attend a beam trawler

Launch No: 372
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Sunday, 13 January 2019
Location: Start Bay

Falmouth Coastguard requested the RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 to launch to a 25m Beam Trawler 8 miles south of the River Dart. The crew were assembled. After discussion between the Deputy Launch Authority, the helm and Falmouth Coastguard it was agreed that this vessel was too large for our lifeboat to assist and we recommended the launch of either Salcombe of Torbay all weather lifeboats. As a result the Salcombe Tamar lifeboat initially attended, followed by the Severn lifeboat from Torbay.


Request Received 2:02pm
Time at incident 0 minutes
Time to recovery 0 minutes
Back on Service 2:08pm


Sea/River State Slight to Moderate
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 11 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Buster Hart

Shore Crew

Mark Conroy
Dani Lodge
Ewen Menzies

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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