Motor launch with fouled propeller

Launch No: 338
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 28 May 2018
Location: 1/2 a mile east of Coombe point. Start bay.
Motor launch being towed back through Dartmouth harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle
Motor launch being towed back through Dartmouth harbour

The Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat to a 6.5 m. motor boat with four people on board, adrift due to a fowled propeller. On arriving at the scene the lifeboat crew cut the boat free and towed them back into Dartmouth harbour. At the Higher ferry a boat from the Dart Harbour Authority took them in tow to Blackness Marine.


Request Received 4:57pm
Time at incident 40 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 7 minutes
Back on Service 6:07pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 2 knots
AIS track of ILB. Launch 338

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Ewen Menzies
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Buster Hart (Tractor Driver)
Dani Lodge
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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