Fishing boat with scallop bag round prop

Launch No: 318
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Location: Skerries Bank. Start Bay
Immobilised Aquastar being towed by D702 back to Dartmouth
Photo: Andy Kyle
Aquastar fishing boat with scallop bag round prop
Immobilised Aquastar being towed by D702 back to Dartmouth

An Aquastar day fishing boat with two on board was immobilised whilst fishing on the Skerries bank  by having a scallop bag around its propeller. It took time to identify the casualty vessel as they had drifted one and a half miles from the original position given. The boat was towed to its berth in Dartmouth.


Request Received 2:38pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 49 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 31 minutes
Back on Service 5:35pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction South-Southwest
Wind Strength 6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Caleb Brown
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Chris Tracey (Tractor Driver)
Katy Sarah
Yorkie Lomas

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