30 ft yacht with engine problem towed to harbour

Launch No: 124
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Location: Dart Estuary

Whilst on exercise the lifeboat crew came across a 30ft yacht with 3 adults on board being towed back to harbour with some difficulty by a small motor boat. The RNLI crew took over the tow and returned the yacht to her berth on a pontoon in the harbour. Lifeboat crew: Buster Hart, helm with Kevin Murphy and Ewen Menzies crew. Shore crew: Mark Strudwick assisted by Jerry Gilby and Kevin John

Time

Request Received 1:03pm
Time at incident 25 minutes
Time to recovery 33 minutes
Back on Service 1:42pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction West-Northwest
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

Station address

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

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