Launch to 18m vessel taking on water

Launch No: 227
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Location: Dartmouth Harbour
Dart crewman Steve Wallis with the salvage pump used on the launch
Photo: John Fento Dart LPO
Dart crewman Steve Wallis with the salvage pump used on the launch

RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by Falmouth Coastguard to the Rose of Sharon, an 18m ex St Ives trawler which was taking on water. The lifeboat crew took their salvage pump and assisted members of the Harbour Authority who had two pumps on board. The leak was due to a faulty water cooling pipe. Temporary repairs were made and a salvage team was notified.


Request Received 9:12am
Time at incident 50 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 11 minutes
Back on Service 10:38am


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

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Kevin John
Steve Wallis

Shore Crew

Simon Amphlett (Tractor Driver)
Pete Callis
Monty Halls
Martin Keen

Deputy Launch Authority

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Devon TQ6 9RR

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