Launch to fishing boat with three onboard.

Launch No: 360
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Location: 3 miles South East of the Dart Estuary. Start Bay
Drifting fishing boat brought back to port
Photo: Andy Kyle
Drifting fishing boat brought back to port

A mobile call for help was received by a member of the Dart RNLI operations team from the crew of a nine metre day fishing boat with engine failure. They had been fishing on the East Bank and were drifting. The Dart DLA called the crew to launch the Atlantic 75 to and the casualty vessel was found three miles S.E. of the Dart estuary. The boat was taken with an astern line tow to the Dart Marina.


Request Received 12:11pm
Time at incident 36 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 28 minutes
Back on Service 1:39pm


Sea/River State Slight to Moderate
Wind Direction South-Southwest
Wind Strength 8-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Ewen Menzies
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Will Davis
Stuart Millard

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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