Fishing Boat runs out of fuel

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Thursday 23rd August

Launched at : 06:09

Returned at : 06:46

Weather : F3 NW wind and fairly calm

An ‘early bird’ fisherman was embarrassed at calling the Solent Coastguard for assistance since he had run out of fuel and his anchor was not holding in the strong ebb tide. The Atlantic 85 was launched and located him just South of the Chichester Bar Beacon. He admitted that he had ‘left the spare fuel can on the quay and wished he’d never got out of bed!’  The lifeboat took him in tow to Sparkes Marina and once safely there returned to the Station 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 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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