Fishing boat drifting near rocks

Launch No: 302
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Location: Meg's Rocks. Combe Bay. Start Bay.
Photo: Andy Kyle

A single handed local fisherman was unable to restart either of the two outboards on his 15ft day boat and was drifting towards Meg's Rocks. The lifeboat crew reached him within 10 minutes of the pagers sounding. The boat was towed to the Dart Yacht Club pontoon.


Request Received 7:34am
Time at incident 25 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 13 minutes
Back on Service 9:05am


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction North
Wind Strength 6-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Yorkie Lomas (Helm)
Katy Sarah
Lee Darch

Shore Crew

Karl Guess (Tractor Driver)
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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