Mayday call from Bayliner near the Mewstone

Launch No: 106
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Location: Off Scabbacombe Head. Start Bay
Photo: Andy Kyle
Bayliner towed in for second time with engine problems

A 9 metre Bayliner, sent out a Mayday alert when within 300 metres of the east side of the Mewstone. When found the boat was off Scabbacombe Head further to the east. The engine had failed due to fuel problems. The boat, with two on board, was towed to the visitors pontoon in Dartmouth. This was the same craft that had been towed in after a similar problem on 10 February 2011. Whilst involved with mooring this craft a second call was received..


Request Received 1:50pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 20 minutes


Sea/River State Smooth
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 5 knots

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Tony Chapman (Helm)
Lee Darch
Haydn Glanvill

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Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)

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