Fishing Boat suffers engine failure east of the Mewstone

Launch No: 488
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Saturday, 9 October 2021
Location: Near the Eastern Blackstone
Photo: Tom Shanley

Dart B Class lifeboat and her four volunteer crew had an early Saturday start to go to the assistance of a local fishing boat suffering from total engine failure. She was found east of the Mewstone and off Coleton Fishacre. The crew successfully assisted in getting a tow rope attached and towed the vessel back to Dartmouth Harbour. The shout was all the more atmospheric with low fog over the river but lovely sunshine out to sea.

Photo: Andy Kyle


Request Received 7:36am
Time at incident 49 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 39 minutes
Back on Service 9:16am


Sea/River State Smooth
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 1-3 knots Force 1-2
Fishing boat towed from south of Coleton Fishacre

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Lifeboat Crew

Jamie Mathys (Helm)
Will Davis
Dean Nettleton
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Sophie Rennie

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