Motorboat with engine failure

Launch No: 298
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Location: 3 miles South East of Blackpool Sands
Photo: Will Davis

Two fishermen on board a 23ft motorboat phoned the Noss Marina requesting help as they had ongoing engine failure. The request was passed to the Dart lifeboat who informed the Coastguard and self launched. The lifeboat crew found the boat 3 miles SE of Blackpool Sands and towed them back to their home berth at Noss Marina.


Request Received 5:22pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 24 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 58 minutes
Back on Service 7:35pm


Sea/River State Mild chop
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Simon Amphlett (Tractor Driver)
Pete Callis
Tom Shanley
Yorkie Lomas

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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