Assistance given to yacht with no sails or power.

Launch No: 35
Monday, 10 August 2009
Location: 1 mile South of Froward Point. Start Bay.

A 28ft sailing yacht had lost power and had no sails on board. They anchored and requested assistance. When the ILB arrived 2 crewmen had been taken off by the vessel Carlina and were being taken to the Town Pontoon in Dartmouth leaving the Skipper on board. The yacht had been taken in tow by Fairmile (previously the Western Lady) but it had not been possible to raise the anchor. Once the tow was within the harbour limits where the sea state was calmer the tow was taken over by a DHNA patrol rib. A crewman from the ILB was put on board and was able to cut the anchor chain and assist the skipper. The ILB liased with the ferries and cleared a berth for the yacht.

Time

Request Received 12:02pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 0 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 23 minutes
Back on Service 1:40pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 18 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

Station address

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

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