No. 120
Title: Two tasks in one launch
Date: Wed 3rd Aug 2011
Location: Dart Estuary

Launch Statistics

Time ...
of launch request: 5:06pm
to launch: 7 mins
from alert to incident: 14 mins
spent at incident: 47 mins
to recovery: 1 hour, 4 mins
back on service: 6:20pm
Conditions ...
Wind: West South West, 17 - 21 Knots
Sea State: Slight to moderate.

The National Coastwatch team at Froward Point reported that a dinghy with 3 adults and 2 children on board was having difficulty leaving Newfoundland Cove due to the onshore wind and their engine would not start. The inshore lifeboat was tasked to attend by the Coast Guard. On arrival another vessel had towed the dinghy into a clear wind and no further assistance was reqired. On their way to this task the crew were flagged down by the yacht Seahorse who were requesting assistance. The skipper of the yacht had a gashed hand and his crew was seasick. They requested help lowering the sails and geting ashore. The yacht had been temporarily anchored near Stumpy Steps at Dartmouth Casle. Two lifeboat crew were put aboard and they lowered the sails and assessed the state of the crew. They assisted in taking the yacht under her own power to the Visitors pontoon at Dartmouth Yacht Club.

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