Yacht aground on falling tide

Launch No: 69
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Location: Old Mill Creek. River Dart

The Inshore Lifeboat was returning from at exercise at Blackness on the river Dart when they saw two small tenders attempting to assist a 27foot yacht with two people on board, stuck in mud at the mouth of Old Mill Creek. The single finned yacht was already beginning to tilt on the ebbing tide and although the engine was functioning she had no propulsion. The ILB reported to the Coastguard at Brixham and towed the yacht into deeper water and back to her mooring in Warfleet.


Request Received 4:14pm
Time at incident 10 minutes
Time to recovery 46 minutes
Back on Service 5:05pm


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 11-21 knots

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