Drifting dory off Scabbacombe Rocks,Start Bay

Launch No: 117
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Location: Scabbacombe Rocks

A 3m white dory reported drifting off Scabbacombe Rocks, Start Bay and lifeboat asked by coastguard to assemble and launch to investigate. No persons on board the vessel which was taken in tow. On return trip the crew made a coastal search for possible casualties but none found. Vessel taken to Dart Harbour Navigation Authority. Lifeboat crew, Buster Hart (helmsman), Lee Darch, Steve Wallis. Shore crew Jim Brent, Bob Thomas, Tony Chapman, Yorkie Lomas. DLAs Mark Strudwick, Rob Clements.


Request Received 7:35pm
Time at incident 8 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 20 minutes
Back on Service 8:59pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 2 knots

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