Shouts!

  • 20 Oct 2017 06:36

    ALB Launched to reports of people in the water on the causeway at Burgh Island. Whilst on passage the Lifeboat was stood down.
  • 17 Oct 2017 17:03

    ALB Launched to reports of a 23 foot motor vessel with electrical failure in Start Bay. The vessel made it into Dartmouth under their own power, escorted by Dart Lifeboat.
  • 16 OCT 2017 18:07

    ALB Launched to reports of a swimmer in difficulty at the mouth of the Avon. Once on scene it was decided that no life was in danger and the Lifeboat returned to station.
  • 15 Oct 2017 13:14

    ILB Launched to reports of a broken down fishing vessel between the Hamstone and Bolt Tail. The Lifeboat located the vessel and towed back into Salcombe.
  • 29 Sept 2017 13:11

    ALB Launched to reports of an injured fisherman in Start Bay. The ALB located the vessel and transferred the fisherman to the Lifeboat, then onto Rescue Helicopter 924.
  • 28 Sept 2017 14:37

    ALB Launched to assist the Police search for a missing person in Start Bay. Search conducted, nothing found.

  • 26th Sept 2017 23:04 hrs

    ALB Launched to assist Plymouth and Looe Lifeboats locate an overdue 30 foot fishing vessel. The vessel was located with 2 persons on the upturned hull.

  • 26th Sept 2017 17:29 hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of an 18-foot sail boat with engine failure just off Prawle Point. The Lifeboat located the casualty and towed back into Salcombe.

  • 16 Sept 2017 12:45 hrs

    ALB Re-tasked to a 30 foot yacht with engine failure 2 miles south of Meg rock. The Lifeboat located the vessel and towed back into Salcombe.

  • 16th Sept 2017 11:22 hrs

    ALB and ILB Launched to assist the Coastguard rescue team search for a missing person, between Prawle point and Start Point.

  • 10th Sept 2017 12:58 hrs

    ALB Launched to reports of a windsurfer in difficulty off Torcross beach. After launching the lifeboat was stood down.

  • 6th Sept 2017 22:15 hrs

    Crew attended a seriously ill casualty aboard a vessel moored on Normandy pontoon. Casualty transferred to a awaiting ambulance.

  • 28th Aug 2017 1932 hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a 6.5M RIB with engine failure just off Hallsands. ILB located the casualty and towed back into Salcombe harbour.

  • 23rd Aug 2017 18:36 hrs

    ALB Launched to take over the tow of a 60 foot crabber, with mechanical failure, just south of the Salcombe bar. The lifeboat towed the vessel to the fisherman’s quay.

  • 23rd Aug 2017 11:16 hrs

    ALB Launched to a 165 foot super yacht that had suffered mechanical failure just south of the Salcombe bar. Vessel managed to anchor safely and affect a repair at sea.

  • 21st Aug 2017 15:43 hrs

    ILB Launched to transport a child with a fishing hook in his foot from Elender cove back to Salcombe. The casualty received treatment at Salcombe health center.

  • 19th Aug 2017 13:36 hrs

    ALB Launched to reports of a 32’ yacht 38 miles south of Start point. The Lifeboat located the vessel and towed back into Dartmouth. The ALB then returned to Salcombe.

  • 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.