Launch to RIB unable to re-start engine

Launch No: 236
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

Falmouth Coastguard were contacted by the occupants of a 4.5m RIB drifting in the mouth of the river Dart. There were two adults and two children on board. As the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat arrived at the scene they had managed to restart their engine and made their own way to safety. Lifeboat crew; Kevin Murphy helmsman. Kevin John and Ty Hall crew (Ty's first "shout") Launch crew: Pete Callis, tractor driver. Simon Amphlett crew.


Request Received 2:49pm
Time at incident 1 minutes
Time to recovery 21 minutes
Back on Service 3:20pm


Sea/River State Moderate Chop
Wind Direction South-Southeast
Wind Strength 17-21 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Ty Hall
Kevin John

Shore Crew

Pete Callis (Tractor Driver)
Simon Amphlett

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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