Two Dart lifeboats search for overdue yacht.

Launch No: 363
Craft: Joan Bate. B-794
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Location: River Dart as far as Galmpton

A yachtsman sailing single handed from Brixham to the Dart had failed to return by 1am and his family raised the alarm with the Coastguard. The Coastguard in Falmouth tasked the two Dart lifeboats, the D class inflatable and the Atlantic 75, to search the river as far as Galmpton. They also tasked the Berry head Coastguard team. The D class crew were able to get closer to Galmpton Creek than the Atlantic 75 due to their shallower draft. The Coastguard team found the vessel aground at Dolphin Quay, Galmpton, and safely awaiting the next high tide. He was happy to remain on board. The crew list and timings below relates to the Atlantic B class lifeboat.


Request Received 1:23am
Time at incident 5 minutes
Time to recovery 47 minutes
Back on Service 2:10am


Sea/River State River Calm
Wind Direction
Wind Strength 5 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Crispin Brabner
Mark Conroy

Shore Crew

Kevin Murphy
Tom Shanley

Deputy Launch Authority

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