Dart RNLI's new Atlantic 85 tows in one of our regulars!

Launch No: 446
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Friday, 4 September 2020
Location: South of the Mewstone
Photo: Andy Kyle

Falmouth Coastguard were alerted by mobile phone from the solo occupant of the stricken craft that he had hit a submerged pot buoy and fouled the prop and rudder. The casualty was uncertain of his whereabouts, but the Coastguard were able to obtain a 'ping' from the mobile phone and this resulted in a location of somewhere in Start Bay. Dart RNLI's new Atlantic 85 launched and after a search located the casualty and towed him back to Dartmouth where he was handed over to the Harbour Authorities.


Request Received 9:17am
Time at incident 24 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 3 minutes
Back on Service 10:30am


Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Karl Madge
Stuart Millard
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Phil Braackenburg
Mark Strudwick

Deputy Launch Authority

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