No. 297
Title: Engine fire in yacht 8.4 miles off shore
Date: Fri 14th Jul 2017
Location: 8.4 miles ESE of Dartmouth

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 1:41pm
to launch: 11 mins
from alert to incident: 54 mins
spent at incident: 15 mins
to recovery: 1 hour, 49 mins
back on service: 3:45pm
Conditions ...
Wind: West North West, 16 knots
Sea State: 1 metre swell

A 32 foot yacht with two on board called Solent Coastguard when they developed an engine fire. They gave their position as four miles east of Dartmouth. RNLI Dart inshore lifeboat located them sailing 8.4 miles ESE of Dartmouth and put a crewman on board to assess the situation. The fire was out. The RNLI Torbay all weather lifeboat arrived ten minutes later and took the yacht in tow to Brixham.
Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Katy Locke and Yorkie Lomas crew.
Shore crew. Jerry Gilby, tractor driver. Tom Shanley and Paul Manley crew.

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