Launch to motor cruiser with rope round propeller

Launch No: 413
Craft: Dudley Jane. D-838
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Location: Between Stoke Gabriel and Blackness Marine. River Dart

RNLI Dart D class lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to help a 21ft Fairline motor cruiser with engine failure. The boat with 2 adults onboard had set off from Totnes and the engine stopped upstream of Blackness Marine. The lifeboat crew established that the cause of the engine not turning was a rope around the propeller and this was cut free. The motor cruiser was towed to Blackness marine.


Request Received 8:24pm
Time at incident 25 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 6 minutes
Back on Service 9:45pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 4-10 knots
Launch 413. Track of RNLI Dart D class.

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Lifeboat Crew

Chris Rampling (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Will Davis (Tractor Driver)
Karl Guess

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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