Becalmed yacht unable to start engine

Launch No: 414
Craft: Staines Whitfield B-795
Sunday, 27 October 2019
Location: 1.5 miles south west of the Mewstone. Start bay.

A 31ft yacht with two men on board, on passage from Plymouth to Brixham, became becalmed at sea and they were unable to start her engine. They contacted the Coastguard who paged the RNLI Dart Atlantic 75, B-795, Staines Whitfield. She has taken the place of B-794. B-795 was originally at RNLI Burnham on Sea until she was replaced with an Atlantic 85.
The yacht was towed to the Town Quay.


Request Received 6:02pm
Time at incident 20 minutes
Time to recovery 53 minutes
Back on Service 7:08pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 2 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Crispin Brabner
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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