Power boat immobilised 3.2 m. SSE of Dart entrance

Launch No: 105
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 11 April 2011
Location: Start Bay. 3.2 miles SSE of Dartmouth estuary

A small Sea Hog power boat with two persons on board developed engine and auxilary failure whilst 3 miles SSE of the Dart harbour entrance. They attracted the lifeboat crew's attention with orange smoke. The craft was towed to the Dartmouth public landing slip and assistance was given returning the craft to her trailer.


Request Received 1:02pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 1 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 36 minutes
Back on Service 2:47pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 15-20 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Wallace (Helm)
Lee Darch
Kevin John

Shore Crew

Jim Brent (Tractor Driver)

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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