Motor Cruiser suffers engine failure and drifting onto rocks

Launch No: 466
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Friday, 4 June 2021
Location: Eastern Blackstone
Photo: Andy Kyle

Dart B-Class Lifeboat was tasked to assist a 28ft motor cruiser that had suffered engine failure and was drifting in the tide towards the rocks despite dropping anchor. 3 persons including a child were then towed back by the RNLI Volunteer crew to Noss Marina. No one was injured and the vessel was not damaged.


Request Received 8:51am
Time at incident 55 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 36 minutes
Back on Service 10:30am


Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 4-7 knots Force 2

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Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Will Davis
Stuart Millard
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Karl Madge
Lee Darch
Rich Eggleton

Deputy Launch Authority

Mark Strudwick

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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