Call to yacht with sheet round propeller.

Launch No: 79
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 20 August 2010
Location: Dart Estuary. 7 cables South of the Mewstone.

A 22ft yacht with two on board got into difficulties south of the Mewstone. One was seasick and a sheet had caught round the propeller. The fishing boat Aquila responded to their distress call and took them in tow. The coastguard requested that the Dart ILB attend. The lifeboat crew freed the propeller, took over and towed the yacht to the visitors' pontoon in Dartmouth harbour.


Request Received 8:29pm
Time at incident 34 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 31 minutes
Back on Service 10:12pm


Sea/River State Choppy
Wind Direction West-Southwest
Wind Strength 11-16 knots

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Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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