30 ft yacht immobilised off Dartmouth

Launch No: 153
Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Location: 1 mile South East of Dartmouth estuary

A 30 ft Moody yacht with two adults on board became immobilised with a sheet wrapped around her prop.and rudder. Another yacht was standing by but was unable to affect a tow. The inshore lifeboat was asked to attend and towed the yacht in testing conditions into harbour to a berth at the Darthaven Marina. Lifeboat crew; Kevin Murphy Helmsman. Haydn Glanville and Al Duffy crew. Launch crew: Pete Callis Tractor driver. Jerry Gilby crew.

Time

Request Received 5:11pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 35 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 9 minutes
Back on Service 7:45pm

Conditions

Sea/River State 2m swell
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 17-21 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

Station address

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

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