36 ft yacht with engine failure brought into harbo
Launch No: 270
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
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 to recovery
2 hour, 0 minutes
2m swell. Poor visibility due to rain cloud
Buster Hart (Helm)
Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)
Deputy Launch Authority
Shore helpers with yacht berthing; Mark Conroy and Dean Nettleton.