Launch to motorboat with fuel problem

Launch No: 209
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Location: 2.5 miles South of Dartmouth Harbour
Quicksilver 21ft motorboat towed back to Noss Marina
Photo: Andy Kyle
Quicksilver 21ft motorboat towed back to Noss Marina

A 21ft Quicksilver 630 motorboat with 3 persons on board broke down with fuel problems on their way to fishing grounds 24 miles away. Following a request by the Coastguard the crew were assembled and towed the craft back to its berth at Noss Marina.


Request Received 7:21am
Time at incident 1 hour, 8 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 49 minutes
Back on Service 9:20am


Sea/River State 2ft swell
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 1-6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Rachel Cole
Rich Eggleton

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Kevin John
Dai Richards

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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