No. 288
Title: 37 foot yacht with engine failure
Date: Wed 24th May 2017
Location: 1.5 miles from mouth of the Dart. Start Bay

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 6:34pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: -
spent at incident: -
to recovery: -
back on service:
Conditions ...
Wind: Easterly, 4-6 knots
Sea State: Sae calm

The RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat was tasked by Solent coastguard to assist 2 yachtsmen on board a 37 foot Jeanneau yacht with engine failure due to contaminated fuel. They were on passage to Salcombe and then onward to France. The crew asked them to sail to the entrance of the Dart and they were then given an alongside tow to the Darthaven Marina.
The lifeboat had radioed ahead to be recovered when they were contacted on Channel 16 by a fisherman requesting assistance. Please see next launch.
Lifeboat crew. Andy Pomeroy, helmsman. Crispin Brabner, Mark Conroy and Jamie Mathys crew.
Shore crew. Pete Callis, tractor driver. Paul Manley, Chris Tracey and Richard Eggleton.

Back to launches?

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland  I  RNLI (Trading) Ltd - 01073377, RNLI (Sales) Ltd - 2202240 and RNLI (Enterprises) Ltd - 1784500 are all companies registered at West Quay Road, Poole BH15 1HZ. Images & copyright © RNLI 2008.