32ft yacht with loss of electrical power requesting help.

Launch No: 428
Craft: Staines Whitfield. B-795
Monday, 18 May 2020
Location: 1.5 miles Northeast of Berry Head
B795 on her early morning call out
Photo: Andy Kyle
B795 on her early morning call out

RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 lifeboat was tasked to a 32ft yacht with electrical problems. On arrival at the scene a tow was offered from a passing vessel and was accepted. The yacht was towed into Brixham harbour.


Request Received 6:21am
Time at incident 45 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 39 minutes
Back on Service 8:00am


Sea/River State Slight Swell
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Will Davis
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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