Motor cruiser drifting onto Mewstone

Launch No: 186
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 30 August 2013
Location: Mewstone, Start Bay

A 22 ft. motor cruiser with four people on board lost power and was drifting onto the S.E. aspect of the Mewstone in spite of having dropped an anchor. She was taken in tow by the lifeboat and was taken to a trot mooring in Dartmouth. Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Rich Eggleton and Tony Rendle crew. Launch crew. Simon Amphlett, tractor driver. Jim Brent ,Steve Wallis and Bob Thomas crew.


Request Received 2:49pm
Time at incident 7 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 21 minutes
Back on Service 4:20pm


Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

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