Cygnus DS 25 drifting towards rocks

Launch No: 214
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Location: Leonards Cove. Start Bay

A Cygnus 25 fishing boat with 3 on board developed engine failure in Leonards Cove and was drifting towards rocks, in spite of attempting to anchor. One of the crew went overboard to swim the boat off the rocks. They radioed for help and the Coastguard tasked the lifeboat to assist. They were towed back to their mooring at Warfleet creek. Lifeboat crew. Andy Pomeroy, helmsman. Kevin John and Dean Nettleton crew. Launch crew. Mark Strudwick, tractor driver. Dai Richards and Simon Amphlett crew.


Request Received 1:22pm
Time at incident 5 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 19 minutes
Back on Service 3:55pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction South-Southeast
Wind Strength 17 knots

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