• 15th Aug 2017 04:43 Hrs

    ILB Launched to transfer an ill casualty from the visitors pontoon in the Bag to Whitestrand pontoon, for a waiting ambulance.

  • 12th Aug 2017 14:37 Hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a 36’ yacht with machinery failure South of Salcombe Bar. Vessel located and towed back into Salcombe Harbour.

  • 11th Aug 15:13 Hrs

    ILB Launched to a seriously ill casualty within Salcombe Harbour. The lifeboat crew carried out casualty care and transported the casualty to a waiting ambulance.

  • 9th Aug 2017 11:46 hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a broken-down inflatable 1 mile South of Salcombe. Casualty located and towed back into Salcombe harbour.
  • 7th Aug 2017 09:58 hrs

    ALB Launched to investigate an open mic on VHF channel 16. Vessel located 2 miles South of Salcombe using the onboard direction finder and radio isolated.

  • 5th Aug 2017 18:05 Hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a 23ft vessel with engine failure. Vessel located and towed back into Salcombe harbour

  • 27th July 2017 16:47 Hrs

    ALB Launched to investigate an open mic on VHF channel 16. Whilst searching with the onboard direction finder the transmission ended.

  • 27th July 13:08 Hrs

    ALB Launched to reports of a dismasted yacht just South West of Salcombe Harbour. Vessel located and escorted into Salcombe Harbour.

  • 22 July 2017 20:50 Hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a capsized power boat at South Pool Creek. Upturned vessel located and 5 persons taken aboard the ILB. Persons taken back to lifeboat station.

  • 19th July 2017 15:07 Hrs

    ILB also tasked to escort a 14′ Shetland motor boat with 2 POB that was struggling in choppy seas back to Salcombe.

  • 19th July 2017 15:07 Hrs

    ALB & ILB launched to a report of a 30ft capsized yacht off Soar Mill Cove. Upon arrival, the vessel was under power towards the harbour, the rig safely secured on deck.

  • 12th July 2017 15:12 Hrs

    ALB Launched to a 10m yacht with one exhausted person on-board, unable to start engine, not making way against the tide. ALB located casualty and towed into Salcombe.

  • 10th July 2017 15:26

    ILB Launched to a report of 3 persons in difficulty on rocks at Langerstone Point. ILB proceeded and investigated, no persons were found to be in difficulty.

  • 22nd June 2017 04:15hrs

    ALB and ILB launched to locate a sailing vessel in difficulty between Rame Head and Salcombe. The ALB located the vessel via VHF direction finder near Burgh Island.

  • 20th June 2017 20:10

    ILB Re-tasked during exercise to reports of 2 persons in the water in Bigbury Bay. Both found fit and well ashore.

  • 19th June 2017 16:00 hrs

    ALB Launched to tow in an 18m fishing vessel, which had suffered a small engine fire, 40 miles South of Salcombe. Vessel located and towed into Salcombe harbour.

  • 17th June 2017 14:32 hrs

    ALB Launched to reports of a seriously ill diver 37 miles South of Prawle Point. Coastguard Helicopter 924 winched off the diver and transferred to hospital.

  • 7th June 2017 19:10 hrs

    ALB Launched to assist the Police searching for a missing person between Salcombe and Bolt tail. Person located by crew on coast path.

  • 5th June 2017 19:43 hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a dinghy drifting to sea off Limebury point. ILB located the vessel which had suffered major storm damage. No persons were onboard.

  • 7th June 2017 19:00 hrs

    ALB Launched to assist the Police searching for a missing person between Salcombe and Bolt tail. Person located on coast path.
  • 29th May 2017 07:04 hrs

    ALB and ILB Launched to reports of an upturned dinghy 4 miles South East of Prawle point. Vessel located and towed into Salcombe. The dinghy had fallen off a larger vessel.

  • 27th May 2017 11:12hrs

    ALB Launched to assist 4 Yachts in difficulty on the Salcombe Bar. 1 Aground, 1 with rudder failure and 2 with engine failure. 2 Yachts required a Tow into Salcombe.

  • 26th May 2017 11:15 hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a RIB drifting to sea with engine failure on the Bar. Vessel located and towed into Salcombe.

  • 25th May 2017 11:58hrs

    ALB Launched to reports of a fishing vessel with fouled propeller 6 miles South East of Prawle point. Vessel located and towed into Salcombe.

  • 14th May 2017 : 12:40hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a Stand up paddle boarder in difficulty between Starehole Bay and South Sands beach. ILB spoke with a surfer and confirmed all ok.

  • 28th April 2017 : 06:40hrs

    ILB Launched to a 32ft motor boat with engine failure on the Salcombe Bar, towed to Normandy pontoon.

  • 13th April 2017: 18:30hrs

    ALB Launched to a 32ft yacht with engine failure 2miles NE of Start Point. The Lifeboat established a tow, towed to Dartmouth then returned to Salcombe.

  • 6th April 2017 : 1400hrs

    ALB launched to a 48ft yacht with engine failure 4 nm southwest of Bolt Head, vessel towed back to Salcombe

  • 5th April 2017 : 1207hrs

    ILB launched to assist a broken down Jet Ski close to the rocks in the vicinity of Start Point, towed back to Salcombe

  • 1st April 2017 : 1600hrs

    ALB launched to Start Bay where the Humpback Whale was once again entangled in fishing gear. The ALB used its winch to pull the fishing gear in and the crew was able to gradually cut the gear away from the Whale . At 1900hrs the Whale was freed and swam away.

  • 22nd March 2017 : 1625hrs

    ALB launched to assist Dart lifeboat in efforts to free a Humpback Whale entangled by fishing gear, the Whale was freed and swam away.

  • 17th Jan 2017 : 1244 hrs

    ALB tasked to Brixham based commercial fishing vessel with mechanical failure 25 miles SE of Start Point. The casualty arranged a tow from another fishing vessel in her vicinity whilst the ALB was at sea enroute. ALB stood down at 1324 hrs and returned to Station.

  • 14th Jan 2017 : 1340 hrs

    ALB tasked to Bigbury Bay to a report of a small dinghy with 2 persons on board drifting out to sea. Land based Coastguard units established that the 2 persons had landed safely ashore at Hope Cove, ALB returned to Station.

  • 11th Jan 2017 : 1331 hrs

    ALB & ILB launched to support Police in search for high risk missing male, conducted shoreline search between South Sands and Soar Mill Cove. Police located the missing person ashore, both boats returned to Station.

  • 8th Jan 2017 : 0950 hrs

    ALB & ILB tasked to reports of a Liferaft spotted in Start Bay. Lifeboats located a fisherman’s tent in the water, recovered same and returned to Station

  • 17th November 2016 : 1440hrs

    ALB launched following concerns received for an 11m yacht with 1 pob departed Salcombe heading round Bolt Head in heavy seas and Force 7 gale. ALB escorted the vessel beyond Bolt Tail into Bigbury Bay and calmer waters where the owner was content to continue his passage to Plymouth.

  • 1st November 2016 : 1359hrs

    ALB launched in response to a mayday from a 27m fishing vessel taking on water in Start Bay. Whilst enroute to the casualty information was received that the boat was in fact 7m and was intending to beach itself on Slapton Sands, the casualty was operating DSC from a previous 27m vessel, hence the confusion. The water ingress was stemmed and the Lifeboat escorted the casualty to Dartmouth .

  • 31st October 2016 : 0940hrs

    ILB launched to assist owners of a 5m Dory beached on the rocks in Starehole Bay. Crewman put ashore and the casualty boat was recovered into the water, towed back into Salcombe. The boat had been moored overnight on Normandy pontoon in Salcombe, had slipped her mooring during the night and had drifted out to sea on the ebb tide, and was washed up on the rocks.

  • 22nd October : 1400hrs

    Both ALB & ILB launched in response to a Mayday call from a small speedboat with engine failure being blown onto the rocks at Start Point. ILB took the vessel in tow and the 1 POB was recovered to the ALB for passage back to Salcombe.

  • 17th October 18:49hrs

    ALB launched in response to Coastguard receiving distress signal from an Epirb in vicinity of Start Point. Converted fishing vessel taking on water, escorted back to Salcombe with salvage pumps stemming the ingress.

  • 8th October 15:30

    ILB launched to assist 4m rib which had capsized attempting to land at Gara beach with outboard engine lost overboard. 2 POB assisted by Prawle CRT awaiting ambulance , ILB recovered the vessel and outboard returning them to Salcombe

  • 5th October 14:06

    ALB launched to 24m beam trawler “Lady Lou’ with gearbox failure in danger of being blown ashore between Start point and Prawle point by a force 8 south easterly gale. ALB established a tow and initially towed her seawards to gain sea room, then commenced long slow tow towards Brixham. Conditions were very challenging for both the lifeboat and the casualty vessel. The Torbay ALB rendezvoused with Salcombe ALB off Dartmouth and took up the tow.

  • 24th September 17:43

    ALB launched to 11m yacht with broken boom and engine failure in Start bay. Tow established and yacht taken into Dartmouth

  • 21st September 22:59

    ALB launched to a 9m yacht suffering an overheating engine and tangled genoa, being blown ashore near gara rock. ILB launched to assist, two lifeboat crew transferred to the casualty vessel to sort out the genoa/rigging and to establish a safe tow by the ALB.

  • 19th September 11:46

    ALB launched to a Mayday call from mv ‘Juniper’ whose rudder had fallen off and was taking on water rapidly. Two lifeboat crew were put onboard Juniper with the ALB salvage pump which kept the vessel afloat whilst she was towed into Salcombe, taken directly to the Harbour crane and was lifted out upon arrival at the quay.

  • 5th September 02:00 hrs

    ALB launched to evacuate a casualty suffereing a suspected heart attack from a yacht 5nm SW of Salcombe. Crew doctor attended to her as ALB brought her to Salcombe where she was met by an ambulance at 0300hrs.

  • 30th August 01:30 hrs

    ALB launched to assist a 38ft yacht with 4 persons onboard 5nm SE of Start Point suffering mechanical and electrical failure, drifting in nil wind, with lights fading as battery died. Without lights at that time of night she was becoming a navigational hazard. Towed into Salcombe.

  • 29th August 14:54 hrs

    ILB launched to evacuate an elderly lady from Rickham Sands where she had sustained a knee injury from the swell knocking her against rocks whilst swimming. She was brought back to the Lifeboat Station where she received medical attention from the crew doctor and from the ambulance service.

  • 15th August 17:47 hrs

    ALB launched to assist the classic 22m ‘Pilgrim of Brixham’ who in heavy seas had a broken bow sprit with rigging in the water and a broken top mast. Towed into Salcombe and aided onto a mooring.

  • 15th August 15:31 hrs

    ILB launched to assist 37ft sailing yacht caught on a crab pot outside the entrance to Salcombe harbour. Yacht freed and able to make own way into the harbour with ILB as escort.