Requested to investigate flares sent up in the Noss area.

Launch No: 443
Craft: Staines Whitfield. B-795
Thursday, 6 August 2020
Location: Sandquay on the River Dart

The crew of the Higher Ferry called the coastguard to report that flares had been let off upriver from them. The Dart Atlantic 75 lifeboat was asked to investigate. They searched the area of the Premier marina at Noss and up to Maypool but found nothing. When they searched the Sandquay area they found that a night exercise organised by BRNC was in progress. The College had informed the Police that blank rounds and para-illuminating flares would be used. Unfortunately the message had not been passed to the coastguard centres at Falmouth and Solent.


Request Received 10:24pm
Time at incident 10 minutes
Time to recovery 46 minutes
Back on Service 11:20pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 1-3 knots

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Buster Hart (Helm)
Karl Guess
Chris Rampling

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Karl Madge (Tractor Driver)
Joseph Wesley

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