Drifting Yacht with no crew

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Thursday 23rd August

Launched at : 06:51

Returned at : 07:44

Weather : F3 NW wind and calm

Only 5 minutes after returning from launch number 49 Solent Coastguard asked the lifeboat to go to Northney Channel where a Hurley 22 yacht was drifting without any crew on board. The lifeboat went to this location but found no casualty and so was able to use VHF to talk to the vessel that had discovered the drifting yacht. It transpired that the Hurley was in the Thorney Channel! The lifeboat re-located, found the yacht and went on board to make sure no-one was present. The Hurley was then taken in tow and put onto a mooring off Thorney Island Sailing Club.

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

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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 Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Low Tide: 05:43 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 12:53 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 18:01 ( 1.30m )
High Tide: 00:54 ( 4.50m )
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