Tasked to a 22ft. fishing boat with engine failure

Launch No: 339
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 28 May 2018
Location: 1 mile off Scabbacombe sands. Start bay.
Fishing boat under tow passing Kittery Court in Dartmouth harbour
Photo: Andy Kyle
Fishing boat under tow passing Kittery Court in Dartmouth harbour

The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was sent to a 22 ft. fishing boat with two on board adrift 1 mile off Scabbacombe sands. They were taken in tow and returned to their berth on the Kingswear side of Dartmouth harbour.


Request Received 6:28pm
Time at incident 52 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 18 minutes
Back on Service 7:00pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 4 knots
AIS track of L339 to casualty vessel east of Dartmouth

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Yorkie Lomas
Tom Shanley

Shore Crew

Mark Strudwick (Tractor Driver)
Will Davis
Katy Sarah
Dani Lodge

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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