55ft yacht with engine failure asks for help.

Launch No: 392
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Friday, 7 June 2019
Location: The Eastern Blackstone, Start Bay.
A 55ft Moody yacht developed engine failure and requested help.
Photo: Andy Kyle
A 55ft Moody yacht developed engine failure and requested help.

The two man crew on a 55ft yacht on passage from Brixham to Dartmouth asked for assistance when they developed engine failure in winds gusting to Force 6. The Coastguard tasked the RNLI Dart Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat to assist and they found the boat near the Eastern Blackstone. Lifeboat crewman Stuart Millard was put aboard the yacht and she was sailed to a more sheltered position in the Dart Harbour mouth. She was then taken in a stern tow into the harbour and taken to the Darthaven Marina.


Request Received 12:23pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 15 minutes
Time to recovery 2 hour, 12 minutes
Back on Service 2:45pm


Sea/River State River Choppy
Wind Direction Southeast
Wind Strength Force 5-6

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Crispin Brabner
Stuart Millard

Shore Crew

Chris Tracey

Deputy Launch Authority

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North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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