No. 292
Title: Yacht loses power close to rocks
Date: Wed 14th Jun 2017
Location: 1/4 mile south of the South Cardinal Buoy

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 2:35pm
to launch: 10 mins
from alert to incident: 24 mins
spent at incident: -
to recovery: 54 mins
back on service: 3:40pm
Conditions ...
Wind: South South West, 6 knots
Sea State: Calm

A yacht on passage from Brixham to Galmpton, put out a Pan-pan call when they lost power close to the Eastern Blackstone. There were two adults on board. The situation was monitored by the National Coastwatch Institution volunteers at Froward Point who continued to report the position of the craft involved to Solent Coastguard. The RIB Sea Eagle took the yacht in tow and was met by the RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat a quarter of a mile south of the South cardinal buoy. It was agreed that the RIB would tow the yacht to the river mouth where the lifeboat would take over but in the event the Harbour Authority launch took over the tow and took them to Darthaven Marina.
Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Katy Locke and Aaron Spicer crew.
Launch crew. Mick Jones, tractor driver. Jamie Mathys, Andy Pomeroy and Lee Darch crew.

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