36 ft yacht with engine failure brought into harbo

Launch No: 270
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Location: Checkstone buoy. The Bight. Start Bay.
Photo: John Fenton

The 36 ft. yacht Phoebe, on passage from Plymouth to Guernsey, had a disabled engine due to a rope round their prop. All three of the crew were sea sick. They decided to seek shelter in Dartmouth and requested help to enter the harbour and berth.


Request Received 9:50pm
Time to recovery 2 hour, 0 minutes


Sea/River State 2m swell. Poor visibility due to rain cloud
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 20-38 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Katy Sarah
Yorkie Lomas

Shore Crew

Stuart Millard (Tractor Driver)
Paul Manley

Deputy Launch Authority

Additional Crew

Shore helpers with yacht berthing; Mark Conroy and Dean Nettleton.

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

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