Sportsboat with engine failure and eight onboard

Launch No: 355
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 9 September 2018
Location: East of the Mewstone. Start Bay.

The Falmouth Coastguard requested the RNLI Dart D class lifeboat to launch to a 21ft. sportsboat anchored off Pudcombe Bay, east of the Mewstone. The craft had engine failure. The lifeboat towed them back to the Higher Ferry landing slip.


Request Received 2:40pm
Time at incident 40 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 20 minutes
Back on Service 4:30pm


Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 2-10 knots
L355 to sportsboat with 8 onboard.

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Rampling (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Lee Darch

Shore Crew

Caleb Brown (Tractor Driver)
Crispin Brabner
Will Davis
Ewen Menzies

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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