Solo Yachtsman becalmed near the Mewstone

Launch No: 465
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Thursday, 3 June 2021

Dart ILB was tasked to a solo sailor on a 60ft yacht with engine failure becalmed by the Mew Stone. Prior to launching the Atlantic, Falmouth Coast Guard stood lifeboat down as the sailor decided to anchor outside the harbour overnight before continuing his passage the following day. What then happened was he decided to press on for Salcombe but got into difficulty again and called the Coastguard who tasked Salcombe All Weather Lifeboat to go and assist. Nice early morning start for the volunteer RNLI crew from Salcombe.


Request Received 8:16pm
Time at incident 0 minutes
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