Yacht immobilised by crab line round prop

Launch No: 109
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Location: Near Skerries buoy, Start Bay

A 32 foot yacht was immobilised when the line from a crabber's dan buoy became entangled round their prop. The lifeboat crew managed to free the line and remained with the yacht until it was established that the 2 on board were safe and had full use of their engine. On their way back to Dartmouth the crew were hailed by a second craft requiring assistance. Lifeboat crew. Helmsman Tony Chapman. Crewmen Lee Darch and Al Duffy. Launch crew. Jim Brent, Jerry Gilby, Yorkie Lomas and Dai Richards.


Request Received 1:57pm
Time at incident 20 minutes


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction East
Wind Strength 4-6 knots

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