Oct 28

Dart-RNLI-crew-rescue-marooned-yachtsmen

Byline: The Dart D Class lifeboat was tasked to rescue two yachtsmen trapped on their yacht as a storm approached.
Page Content: The Dart D class lifeboat had just launched on exercise when they were tasked by the Coastguard to evacuate two sailors marooned on their 28ft Falmouth work boat, moored above Dittisham on the River Dart. They had gone out to check the yacht in their small inflatable tender with an outboard. By the time they had finished their work the weather conditions had deteriorated and the wind and wave conditions were poor with a severe storm approaching, so they requested help. They were taken on board the lifeboat which then took them in near gale conditions, with their tender, to Dittisham.

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