Sports boat adrift off Scabbacombe Head

Launch No: 309
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 28 August 2017
Location: Scabbacombe Head, Start Bay
Photo: Andy Kyle

The RNLI Dart D class lifeboat was tasked by the Coastguard to 3 people on board a 25ft. Sundancer sports boat with engine failure adrift near Scabbacombe head, two and a half miles east of Dartmouth. The boat was taken in tow to Dartmouth Harbour and berthed at the Dartmouth Yacht Club pontoon.


Request Received 12:51pm
Time at incident 49 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 19 minutes
Back on Service 2:30pm


Sea/River State
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 1-6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Crispin Brabner
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Buster Hart (Tractor Driver)
Steve Wallis (Tractor Driver)
Aaron Spicer
Caleb Brown
Jamie Mathys

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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