Elan 33 Yacht with engine failure

Launch No: 241
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Location: Check Stone
Photo: Andy Kyle
33ft yacht with five onboard developed engine failure

The lifeboat was tasked to a 33' yacht by Falmouth Coastguard at 0516. The Yacht from Poole, with five crew on board, suffered engine failure near Check Stone. When the lifeboat arrived at the scene Chris Rampling boarded the vessel and attached a tow line. The yacht was towed into Dart Haven Marina by the lifeboat and safely moored.


Request Received 5:16am
Time at incident 2 minutes
Time to recovery 54 minutes
Back on Service 6:15am


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 4-6 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Buster Hart (Helm)
Dean Nettleton
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)
Mark Conroy
Kevin John

Deputy Launch Authority

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