Engine breakdown due to overheating.

Launch No: 350
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 4 August 2018
Location: 1 mile south of Coombe Rocks. Start Bay.
L350. Dart ILB being launched.
Photo: Paul Weedon RNLI
L350. Dart ILB being launched.

A  23 ft. motor fishing boat broke down and requested help from the Coastguard. The RNLI Dart D class inshore lifeboat found the boat with 2 adults onboard. The boat was safely towed to Darthaven Marina.


Request Received 7:44pm
Time at incident 31 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 11 minutes
Back on Service 9:05pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 4 knots
L350. AIS track of Dart ILB

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)
Pete Callis
Yorkie Lomas
Paul Manley

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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