Yacht with engine failure towed from Eastern Blackstone.

Launch No: 369
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Location: Eastern Blackstone. Start Bay
RNLI Dart B class en route to yacht near the Eastern Blackstone
Photo: Andy Kyle
RNLI Dart B class en route to yacht near the Eastern Blackstone

The crew of a 31ft yacht radioed the Coastguard for help when they developed engine failure 400m north of the Eastern Blackstone. The RNLI Dart B class was launched in response and found the yacht with its three man crew anchored 50m from the rocks. They had been unable to sail due to a problem raising the sails. The yacht was taken in tow to their mooring and the crew was then transferred to Greenway Quay.

31ft yacht under tow by RNLI Dart, being returned to its moorings up river.
Photo: Andy Kyle
31ft yacht under tow by RNLI Dart, being returned to its moorings up river.

Time

Request Received 1:38pm
Time at incident 2 hour, 7 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 52 minutes
Back on Service 4:45pm

Conditions

Sea/River State Slight Chop
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength 4-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Chris Tracey (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Aaron Spicer

Shore Crew

Pete Callis (Tractor Driver)
Rob Clements
Mark Strudwick

Station address

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

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