Capsized Catamaran from the cruise ship WindSurf

Launch No: 188
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 6 September 2013
Location: Off Froward Point, Dart Estuary

The inshore lifeboat was on exercise with the cruise ship WindSurf when they were diverted by the Coastguard to assist a capsized catamaran with one adult and one child onboard near Froward Point. Before the lifeboat arrived a safety rib from the cruise ship had assisted the catamaran and had taken it in tow. The lifeboat escorted them back to the cruise ship. The casualties were passengers from the ship and were leisure sailing whilst the ship was at anchor. Lifeboat crew. Kevin Murphy, helmsman. Haydn Glanvill, Tony Chapman and Kevin John crew. Launch crew Pete Callis, tractor driver.


Request Received 2:40pm
Time at incident 15 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 44 minutes
Back on Service 4:35pm


Sea/River State 1.5m swell
Wind Direction Northeast
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

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