Rib broken down off Torcross

Launch No: 473
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Saturday, 10 July 2021
Location: Torcross
Photo: Andy Kyle

Whilst carrying out a tow escort to a broken down yacht off Blackpool Sands, Dart B-Class lifeboat was tasked to a white rib which had broken down near Torcross. When they arrived on scene they realised that the Salcombe lifeboat had also been tasked. The Salcombe volunteer crew took up a tow and delivered the rib back to Salcombe and the Dart crew were stood down and returned to base.


Lifeboat underway at time of request.

Request Received 10:25am
Time at incident 0 minutes
Time to recovery 0 minutes
Back on Service 10:25am


Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 4-6 knots Force 2

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Jamie Mathys
Ewen Menzies
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Nigel Viles
Christopher Lee
Natasha Pettigrew

Deputy Launch Authority

Mark Strudwick

Station address

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

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