Drifting speedboat in the Dart

Launch No: 300
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The Dart inshore lifeboat was on exercise in Dart Harbour when it was directed to a drifting 5m speedboat with 2 on board that had lost power shortly after launching. The boat was towed to the low water landing.


Request Received 7:50pm
Time at incident 13 minutes
Time to recovery 25 minutes
Back on Service 8:20pm


Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 17-21 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Crispin Brabner
Mark Conroy

Shore Crew

Karl Guess (Tractor Driver)

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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