Emergency flashing beacon reported to be floating in the Harbour

Launch No: 323
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The Higher Ferry reported that an emergency light buoy had drifted across its path as it returned to the Dartmouth shore and assumed that there could have been someone in the water.

The lifeboat was launched and quickly found the Perry buoy. They established that it had come from a lifebuoy and found it floating close by. When they had searched the area and found no one they returned the buoy to its parent vessel. The buoy had been hanging on the outside of the craft and torn off by the current high winds.


Request Received 7:23pm
Time at incident 41 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 6 minutes
Back on Service 8:35pm


Sea/River State River Rough
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 25-33 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Karl Guess (Tractor Driver)
Caleb Brown
Pete Callis

Deputy Launch Authority

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