Dutch Navy Combat Boat and ILB rescue yacht

Launch No: 94
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Location: Start Bay
Photo: Lt Col Bob Macdonald
11m yacht taken in tow by Dutch Combat boat during exercise with Dart ILB

The 11 metre yacht Llandoger Trow was on passage from Portugal to Portsmouth when she lost power three miles South of Dartmouth and requested assistance. The Dart inshore lifeboat was on exercise with the Dutch Navy Combat Boat CB912 when the call was received. Lifeboat crewmen were placed on the yacht and the Combat Boat as the Dutch Navy towed the yacht to the Harbour mouth. The inshore lifeboat took over the tow and took her to the visitor's pontoon in Dartmouth Harbour.

Photo: Lt Col Bob Macdonald
RNLI Dart helm, Chris Tracey on board the Dutch Combat boat
Photo: Andy Kyle
RNLI Dart ILB took over the tow once within the harbour

Time

Request Received 12:55pm
Time at incident 30 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 35 minutes
Back on Service 2:50pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight to Moderate swell and choppy
Wind Direction North-Northeast
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Shore Crew

Station address

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

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