Ferry catches prop on anchor chain.

Launch No: 45
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Location: Stoke Gabriel, River Dart

The ILB was on exercise in Castle Cove when they were tasked by the Coastguard to attend the Dart Pleasure Cruises vessel Warrior whilst on ferry service betwen Dartmouth and Stoke Gabriel with one Ferryman on board. The Warrior had caught her propeller on an anchor chain in Stoke Gabriel creek. The lifeboat crew were able to cut the chain with bolt croppers and then towed the vessel back to her mooring in Dartmouth.


Request Received 12:23pm
Time at incident 47 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 13 minutes
Back on Service 1:45pm


Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 16-21 knots

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