Six on boat with engine failure

Launch No: 353
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Location: Newfoundland Cove. Dart Estuary.

The crew of a RIB coming into Dartmouth Harbour reported to a member of the RNLI Dart Operations team that there was a boat with engine failure drifting in Newfoundland Cove. The message was passed to the Coastguard who requested the lifeboat to launch. The crew found two adults and four teenagers on board an 18 ft Plymouth Pilotboat  at anchor in the cove. The boat was taken in tow to its mooring in Dartmouth Harbour.


Request Received 4:54pm
Time at incident 25 minutes
Time to recovery 51 minutes
Back on Service 6:05pm


Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 4-6 knots
L253 to Newfoundland Cove is the easterly (Right) track

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Yorkie Lomas
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Pete Callis (Tractor Driver)
Lee Darch
Jerry Gilby
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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