EPIRB activated on yacht. False alarm.

Launch No: 28
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Friday, 8 May 2009
Location: Noss Marina. River Dart.

The Coastguard were alerted by the activation of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and requested that the ILB attend. The boat, Skycatcher, was on a pontoon at the Noss Marina and was unattended. The beacon was below decks in a sealed box and there was no visible reason why it should have activated. The information was transferred to a member of the Marina staff who would contact the owner.


Request Received 4:15am
Time at incident 40 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 8 minutes
Back on Service 5:45am


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 3 knots

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