Open rowing boat adrift at sea.

Launch No: 68
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Location: Mew Stone. Dart Estuary.

A passing yacht reported that there was an open rowing boat drifting off Scabbacombe Head two and a half miles North East of the Dart Estuary, but they were unable to approach it. The Coastguard requested the Inshore Lifeboat to intercept the drifting boat off the Mew Stone and they were directed to it by the Berry Head Mobile Coastguard team on Froward Point. There was no one on board the boat and no identification markings. The boat was taken to the Fish Quay at Kingswear in Dartmouth Harbour.


Request Received 6:00am
Time at incident 6 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 48 minutes
Back on Service 7:57am


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 11-17 knots

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