Inflatable rescued from path of Higher Ferry

Launch No: 65
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The Dart Inshore Lifeboat was about to be recovered after a training exercise when the crew saw a small inflatable dinghy with five people on board that had suffered engine failure right in the path of the Higher Ferry. The ILB gave immedate assistance and towed the vessel to the landing pontoon at Coronation Park.


Request Received 1:54pm
Time at incident 3 minutes
Time to recovery 9 minutes
Back on Service 2:15pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 8 knots

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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