Yacht With Engine Failure gets a tow

Launch No: 447
Craft: Norma Ethel Vinall. B-825
Sunday, 6 September 2020
Location: South of the River Dart Entrance
Photo: Sophie Rennie

Dart RNLI Atlantic 85 was launched to provide assistance to an 8.5m yacht with 4 persons on board, reporting engine failure, just outside the entrance to the river Dart. The lifeboat provided a tow into the Yacht Club Pontoon as the sun was setting.

Photo: Sophie Rennie
Photo: Sophie Rennie


Request Received 6:45pm
Time at incident 29 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 7 minutes
Back on Service 8:00pm


Sea/River State Sea Calm
Wind Direction Northwest
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Will Davis
Buster Hart
Ewen Menzies

Shore Crew

Chris Wallace

Deputy Launch Authority

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

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