Speedboat with engine failure

Launch No: 357
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 20 October 2018
Location: Scabbacombe Cove
Lifeboat crew preparing to board the boat
Photo: John Fenton Dart RNLI LPO
Lifeboat crew preparing to board the boat

The Dart D class inshore lifeboat was tasked by the coastguard to assist a 6.5m speedboat with engine failure. They were anchored with 3 on board off Scabbacombe beach. The launch was cancelled five minutes later as the lifeboat was leaving the station.


Request Received 3:35pm
Time at incident 0 minutes
Time to recovery 5 minutes
Back on Service 3:40pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction South-Southwest
Wind Strength 5 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Ewen Menzies
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Steve Wallis (Tractor Driver)
Jerry Gilby
Karl Guess

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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