Speedboat with fuel problem

Launch No: 328
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 14 April 2018
Location: South of the Mewstone. Start Bay
Photo: Katy Locke. Dart lifeboat.
Speedboat escorted to Dartmouth

A speedboat with four on board called for assistance when they developed fuel problems near the Mewstone. They were on passage from Teignmouth to Dartmouth when the problem developed. The RNLI Dart D class lifeboat was tasked by the Falmouth Coastguard to assist. The boat was found underway, opposite Froward Point. The fuel problem had resolved and the craft was escorted to the Town Quay.


Request Received 5:06pm
Time at incident 16 minutes
Time to recovery 39 minutes
Back on Service 5:55pm


Sea/River State Slight Misty
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 6 knots
All 3 tracks for 14 April 18 launches

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Caleb Brown
Katy Sarah

Shore Crew

Steve Wallis (Tractor Driver)
Jerry Gilby
Dani Lodge

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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