Speedboat brakes down near rocks.

Launch No: 67
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 13 June 2010
Location: Leonard's Cove. Start Bay

A speedboat with three persons on board had engine trouble near the rocks at Leonard's Cove. On arrival the crew of the ILB found that the speedboat was already under tow by another vessel. The ILB escorted the vessels back to Dartmouth Harbour and gave assistance returning the casualty vessel to a pontoon. The quick response time of five minutes to the launch was because several of the crew had just taken part in a cricket match on Coronation Park in front of the Lifeboat Station. The match had just finished with a win by the Ship in Dock over the Seale Arms and the presentation to the Man of the Match was being made to Tony Chapman when the pagers sounded. Tony dashed off the pitch before the award was made and helmed the Inshore Lifeboat on the launch.


Request Received 4:22pm
Time at incident 1 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 6 minutes
Back on Service 5:35pm


Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 7-16 knots

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