Dart RNLI launch to the aid of a motorboat that had hit rocks

Lifeboats News Release

Dart RNLI lifeboat crew launched at the request of Falmouth Coastguard on Tuesday (22 September), to a motor vessel in difficulty after hitting rocks near Froward Point whilst on the way home to Torquay after a day out in Dartmouth.

The tide was right on low water. Dart Harbour had sent a launch out to assist, followed by the volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew in the Atlantic 85, along with another Dart Harbour vessel and a pump. When the lifeboat crew arrived on scene, they assessed the damage and the decision was made to take over the tow into harbour to speed things up. The vessel was towed into Darthaven Marina where it could be promptly lifted out of the water to evaluate the damage.

Rich Eggleton, Dart RNLI Atlantic helm says:

‘The skipper was lucky that the damage made by the rock wasn’t so bad that the boat was floated by water and we were able to establish a tow to get the boat into the harbour. Those rocks catch quite a few people out’.

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