36 ft yacht with engine failure brought into harbo

Launch No: 270
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Location: Checkstone buoy. The Bight. Start Bay.
Photo: John Fenton

The 36 ft. yacht Phoebe, on passage from Plymouth to Guernsey, had a disabled engine due to a rope round their prop. All three of the crew were sea sick. They decided to seek shelter in Dartmouth and requested help to enter the harbour and berth.

Time

Request Received 9:50pm
Time to recovery 2 hour, 0 minutes

Conditions

Sea/River State 2m swell. Poor visibility due to rain cloud
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 20-38 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Katy Locke
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)
Paul Manley

Additional Crew

Shore helpers with yacht berthing; Mark Conroy and Dean Nettleton.

Station address

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

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