Fishing boat sinking in Dartmouth harbour

Launch No: 151
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The Torbay RNLI lifeboat had been tasked to the decomissioned 80 ft fishing boat Theresa at 18:04 yesterday evening. The vessel had engine failure and was towed from two miles East of Start Point and taken to one of the main stream buoys in Dartmouth harbour. This morning a DHNA patrol observed that the vessel was sinking and the Coast guard requested the Dart inshore lifeboat crew, who were already afloat on exercise, to search the vessel for anyone on board and to act as a safety boat whilst the DHNA vessel Hercules moved the boat alongside the South Embankment where it was in shallower water and out of the main stream.


Request Received 11:21am
Time at incident 1 hour, 12 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 39 minutes
Back on Service 1:15pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 5-10 knots

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