34 ft yacht breaks mooring lines in storm

Launch No: 195
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 23 December 2013
Location: Dartmouth Harbour

The initial report from the Coastguard was that a man in a small dinghy was in difficulty as he tried to secure a 34 foot yacht that had broken its mooring lines to the deep water pontoons. The yacht was in danger of surging forward and hitting the pontoon buoy. The vessel was secured and the lifeboat returned to station.  crew.


Request Received 11:15am
Time at incident 27 minutes
Time to recovery 40 minutes
Back on Service 12:05pm


Sea/River State River Choppy 3ft swell. Heavy rain
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 39-47 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Jamie Mathys
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Simon Amphlett (Tractor Driver)
Rich Eggleton
Kevin Murphy
Bob Thomas

Deputy Launch Authority

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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