Yacht caught in mooring lines requiring assistance

Launch No: 421
Craft: Dudley Jane. D-838
Thursday, 27 February 2020
Photo: Andy Kyle
RNLI Dart D-Class to the Rescue

RNLI Dart D Class Lifeboat launched to assist a yachtsman who had trapped his mooring lines after leaving the drying rack at Kingswear. The crew helped the solo yachtsman to recover the lines, secure the vessel and returned him to Dartmouth. The crew were paged at 1836, and launched 12 minutes later. 


Request Received 6:39pm
Time at incident 33 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 1 minutes
Back on Service 7:45pm


Sea/River State River Smooth
Wind Direction West
Wind Strength 6 knots Force 2-2
RNLI Dart D Class Track

Map: trackaship universal

Lifeboat Crew

Rich Eggleton (Helm)
Mark Conroy
Dean Nettleton

Shore Crew

Buster Hart (Tractor Driver)
Karl Madge
Stuart Millard

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

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