Request to check on the status of a small fishing vessel.

Launch No: 455
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Location: Half a mile south of Warren Point
Photo: Andy Kyle
On the way back

A concerned member of the public phoned the coastguard to report that there was a small fishing boat about half a mile off Warren Point that appeared to have no navigation lights and wasn't moving. Dart B-825 was tasked to go and check the situation. Once on scene they found that the solo fisherman was not wearing a lifejacket and had no VHF radio, although he did have a mobile phone. He was at anchor fishing. As no further assistance was required, the Lifeboat returned to base.  


Request Received 4:16pm
Time at incident 10 minutes
Time to recovery 41 minutes
Back on Service 5:02pm


Sea/River State Moderate
Wind Direction North
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

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Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Ewen Menzies
Stuart Millard
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Chris Wallace

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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