44ft yacht with engine failure towed to her mooring

Launch No: 410
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Saturday, 31 August 2019
Location: Off Warfleet creek. dartmouth Harbour.

Whilst afloat following a SAR demo as part of Dartmouth Regatta, Dart Harbour requested our assistance with towing a 40ft yacht with engine failure due to them having to deal with a high number of broken down boats at one time. Dart Lifeboat established a tow and placed the vessel back on her mooring on the Kingswear trots.


Lifeboat underway at time of request.

Request Received 3:00pm
Time at incident 37 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 45 minutes
Back on Service 4:00pm


Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 11-21 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

Station address

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

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