Motor cruiser with engine failure

Launch No: 63
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Location: River Dart. Sharpham

The Skipper of one of the Dartmouth Riverboats contacted the LOM directly to report a 26ft. motor cruiser with engine failure anchored in the main channel on Sharpham Bend. There were four people on board. Having discussed it with the Coastguard the inshore lifeboat was launched and towed the vessel back to her berth on Noss Marina.


Request Received 5:12pm
Time at incident 50 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 38 minutes
Back on Service 7:20pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 4 knots

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