Stricken yacht spotted by Exmouth Coastwatch

EXMOUTH Coastwatch was on Saturday afternoon tasked by Brixham coastguard to locate a yacht suffering from engine failure.

EXMOUTH Coastwatch was on Saturday afternoon tasked by Brixham coastguard to locate a yacht suffering from engine failure.

The officers in the seafront tower spotted the yacht, Iona, offshore and gave its location to the coastguards, who requested the launch of the lifeboat.

The yacht, which had been without power for more than an hour, was towed to safety.