Solo Yachtsman in difficulty and on the rocks

Launch No: 424
Craft: Staines Whitfield. B-795
Saturday, 4 April 2020
Location: Between Newfoundland Cove and Froward Point
RNLI Dart B class going to yacht close to rocks near Froward Point
Photo: David Bown
RNLI Dart B class going to yacht close to rocks near Froward Point

RNLI Dart were paged by the coastguard to attend a 9 metre yacht with engine troubles and drifting towards Froward Point rocks. The Atlantic Class Lifeboat launched and managed to tow the yacht off the rocks and bring her alongside Dartmouth Town Quay. The solo gentleman on board was not keen to give any details and very keen to get underway bound for his home port some distance to the east of Dartmouth! 

Yacht with engine problems being brought into Dartmouth harbour
Photo: David Bown
Yacht with engine problems being brought into Dartmouth harbour

Time

Request Received 5:10pm
Time at incident 41 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 0 minutes
Back on Service 6:10pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Moderate Chop
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots Force 4

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Stuart Millard
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Station address

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

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Dartmouth
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