Shetland day boat stranded on Flat Owers

Launch No: 111
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 24 April 2011
Location: Flat Owers mudbank. River Dart Dittisham

The inshore lifeboat was tasked by the Coast Guard to attend a Shetland dayboat with two adults and one child on board. The craft was high and dry on the Flat Owers mud bank on a falling tide. Crewman Haydn Glanvil reached them across the mud with a towline whilst the lifeboat remained in deeper water. By getting all the crew's weight forward it was possible to lift her stern and drag her into deep water. The lifeboat escorted the craft as she made her way back to Dittisham under her own power. As the lifeboat was about to be recovered at the Dartmouth slip a Pan Pan call for help was received on the radio and the lifeboat crew were retasked to their next incident. Lifeboat crew. Helmsman Kevin Murphy. Crewmen Haydn Glanvil and Kevin John. Launch crew. Jerry Gilby, Jim Brent and Tony Chapman


Request Received 5:11pm
Time at incident 15 minutes


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 4-10 knots

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