Rib runs aground on East Winner Bank

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Tuesday 21st August

Launched at : 21:47

Returned at : 22:20

Weather : F5 WSW wind and slight seas

Solent Coastguard contacted the Lifeboat Station shortly after the crew had returned from the previous rescue, as a PAN PAN call had been received from an 8m Rib which was aground off the mouth of Langstone Harbour. It was taking in water over its stern. The Atlantic 85 quickly reached the advised location and could not find the vessel, so asked the rib to count down from 10 to 0 and used the lifeboats VHF Direction Finding equipment to pinpoint the actual location. The casualty was in shallow water on the middle East Winner Bank. A crew member went on board and managed to lift the stern drive and this enabled the boat to be moved into deeper water. The rib then was able to re-start its engine and was escorted around the E Winner to safer water.

The lifeboat crew member was returned to the lifeboat, which made its way back 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 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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