8.3m yacht with engine failure sent PAN PAN in light airs

Launch No: 397
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Location: Start Bay. 6miles SE of Dart estuary.
8.3m yacht brought into harbour after engine overheated
Photo: David Bown/RNLI
8.3m yacht brought into harbour after engine overheated

A single handed yachtsman had problems with his water pump resulting in an overheated engine whilst on passage from Plymouth to Poole. He issued a PAN PAN but their was no response and the Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 to tow him into Darthaven marina.

Time

Request Received 7:46am
Time at incident 1 hour, 15 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 7 minutes
Back on Service 10:03am

Conditions

Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 1-3 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Will Davis
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Stewart Taylor

Station address

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

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