Yellow Dinghy drifts off.

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Saturday 11th August

Launched at : 14:06

Returned at : 14:35

Weather : Bright and sunny but with a strong Force 6 Easterly wind.

Two young boys had gone out from the beach at Eastoke in a small bright yellow inflatable dinghy. In the weather conditions, with a strong cross wind along the shore, they found they were not coping and became distressed. The Atlantic 85 was launched and went to their assistance, but in the short time it took to reach them they had already been blown to a position in line with the ‘Olive Leaf’ public house.

The crew took them and their dinghy to safety ashore, handed them over to the Coastguard, then returned to the station and was made ready for further service.


Service Numbers 2018

Total Launches: 14
Atlantic 85: 9
D-Class: 5

Services Totals

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

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Monday, 20 May 2019
Low Tide: 06:18 ( 0.70m )
High Tide: 13:26 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide: 18:38 ( 0.90m )
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