No. 304
Title: 27ft yacht with engine failure
Date: Tue 15th Aug 2017
Location: 1.5miles west of Dartmouth. Start Bay.

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 7:08pm
to launch: -
from alert to incident: 1 hour, 14 mins
spent at incident: 8 mins
to recovery: 2 hours, 10 mins
back on service: 9:35pm
Conditions ...
Wind: Westerly, 11-16knots
Sea State: Calm

The owner of a 27ft yacht had left Dartmouth earlier in the day. He was making very little headway towards Start Point so decided to use his engine. The engine became decoupled from the prop shaft. He contacted the Falmouth Coastguard who tasked the Dart inshore lifeboat which was on exercise in the harbour mouth. The lifeboat crew asked the volunteers at Froward Point to direct them to the casualty vessel as they found no yacht in the reported position. Once the vessel had been identified she was taken in tow and left overnight at the Dartmouth Yacht Club pontoon.
Lifeboat crew. Andy Pomeroy, helmsman. Katy Locke and Stuart Millard crew.
Launch crew. Karl Guess, tractor driver. Tom Shanley, Jamie Mathys crew

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