Engine fails to start on yacht anchored in Dart Es

Launch No: 30
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Location: Off Kingswear Castle, Dart Estuary.

A 23ft yacht on passage from Salcombe had dropped anchor in the Dart estuary off Kingswear castle. Their engine failed to start and they requested assistance reaching a berth in Dartmouth. She was towed to the Town Pontoon where they were met by the mobile Coastguard team.


Request Received 7:06pm
Time at incident 32 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 8 minutes
Back on Service 8:30pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction North
Wind Strength 14 knots

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