Sloop with fouled prop towed back to Noss Marina

Launch No: 119
Craft: Ole Schroder. D-740
Sunday, 31 July 2011
Location: The Bight, Dartmouth Harbour

A 33ft sloop,'Spirit of Sam', with two persons on board had been reported by Brixham Coastguard as disabled 1.5miles off Coombe Point in Start Bay. She was initially taken on a long tow by a local angling boat, Dart Angler, and after discussion with the Coastguard, Dart lifeboat was launched to assist the casualty into the harbour. A rope had fouled the prop and the sloop was towed into her berth at Noss Marina. Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helm. Buster Hart and Steve Wallis, crew. Shore crew. Mark Conroy and Lee Darch


Request Received 6:32pm
Time at incident 35 minutes
Time to recovery 58 minutes
Back on Service 7:40pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 15 knots

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