German 12 tonne ketch towed in by Torbay ALB
The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by Falmouth Coastguard to attend a 12 ton German ketch with engine failure and 2 on board. On arrival at the scene the helmsman of the Dart inshore lifeboat realised that the ketch was too heavy for him to tow in that sea state and requested the RNLI Torbay all weather lifeboat to attend. A crewman from the Dart lifeboat was put on board the ketch to facilitate the tow. The Dart lifeboat accompanied the tow until the ALB handed it over to the Dartmouth Harbour Authority within the Harbour. They berthed the ketch next to British Steel.
German yacht tow take over by Dart Harbour Authority RIB