Launch to yacht with loss of engine power

Launch No: 197
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Monday, 30 December 2013
Location: 0.5 mile South of the Mewstone. Start Bay.

The 32 ft. yacht Celine reported loss of engine power 0.5 mile South of the Mewstone. Initially she did not require assistance but due to the swell at the mouth of the river she was unable to enter the harbour safely and requested assistance. Following a "crew assemble" the inshore lifeboat was launched to assist and towed her back to her berth at Noss Marina. Lifeboat crew.


Request Received 5:25pm
Time at incident 7 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 52 minutes
Back on Service 7:25pm


Sea/River State 1.5m swell on a confused sea
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Kevin Murphy (Helm)
Kevin John
Tony Rendle

Shore Crew

Pete Callis (Tractor Driver)
Rich Eggleton
Buster Hart
Mark Strudwick

Deputy Launch Authority

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RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Devon TQ6 9RR

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