Yacht With Engine Failure gets a tow

Launch No: 447
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Sunday, 6 September 2020
Location: South of the River Dart Entrance
Photo: Sophie Rennie

Dart RNLI Atlantic 85 was launched to provide assistance to an 8.5m yacht with 4 persons on board, reporting engine failure, just outside the entrance to the river Dart. The lifeboat provided a tow into the Yacht Club Pontoon as the sun was setting.

Photo: Sophie Rennie
Photo: Sophie Rennie

Time

Request Received 6:45pm
Time at incident 29 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 7 minutes
Back on Service 8:00pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Sea Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Will Davis
Buster Hart
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Chris Wallace

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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9 South Embankment (Ground Floor)
Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9BH

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