Two marooned yachtsmen brought ashore

Launch No: 193
Sunday, 27 October 2013
Location: Yacht mooring off Sandridge shore. River Dart
Photo: Dart RNLI crew
Andy Pomeroy, helming in high winds

The Dart lifeboat had just launched on exercise when they were tasked by the Coastguard to evacuate two sailors marooned on their 28ft Falmouth work boat, moored above Dittisham. They had gone out to check the yacht in their small inflatable tender with an outboard. By the time they had finished the weather conditions had deteriorated and the wind and wave conditions were poor with a severe storm approaching so they requested help. They were taken on board the lifeboat which then took them and their tender to Dittisham.

Time

Request Received 10:16am
Time at incident 15 minutes
Time to recovery 39 minutes
Back on Service 11:05am

Conditions

Sea/River State River Rough
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 28-33 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Jamie Mathys (Tractor Driver)

Station address

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

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