Responding to a Pan Pan call from yacht near the Mewstone
A 31' Moody Yacht suffered engine failure and put out a PanPan call which was heard in the Dart lifeboat station. The Lifeboat Operations Manager decided to self launch as the PanPan message declared that they were close to the rocks. There were three people onboard one male and two females. The yacht came within 15 feet of Mew Stone Rock but the crew managed to turn the vessel. Chris Tracey RNLI Dart lifeboat crewman boarded the vessel and sailed it into the mouth of the river. A tow line was attached to the yacht and she was towed to her mooring in the Bight opposite to the Gunfield.