Speed boat wants a free tow!

Boat launched: Atlantic 85

Date: Sunday 19th  August

Launched at: 16:20

Returned at : 17:17

Weather: Slight sea conditions with a F3-4 W wind

Having brought another casualty into Chichester harbour, Selsey lifeboat came across a broken down open speed boat anchored to the south east of the harbour entrance. They asked Solent Coastguard for Hayling lifeboat to take them in tow up to Itchenor. Initially this was refused and Sparks Marina was suggested as an alternative. This was agreed and the lifeboat launched. As they passed the station the coastguard was informed that Sparks Marina was “very reluctant to accept this casualty”. After a few minutes the Chichester Harbour Patrol agreed to take over the tow. This took place just north of East Head.

The lifeboat then returned to station and was made ready for further service.


Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Tuesday, 22 September 2020
High Tide: 03:21 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide: 08:46 ( 0.80m )
High Tide: 15:49 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide: 21:09 ( 1.00m )
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