Floating dinghy investigated.

Boat launched : D-Class

Date : Monday 15 October

Launched at : 09:42

Returned at : 10:13

Weather : Fine with slight sea and W wind F4

A member of the public reported a dinghy drifting 200m south of the Bracklesham Bay Car Park. Solent Coastguard requested we launch and investigate, fearing someone may have gone overboard. The D-Class lifeboat was soon on the scene to discover a partially submerged dinghy, probably used as a boat tender, but with no engine, oars, nor sign of a crew. It had most likely come adrift and had been in the water for some time. As the tender was marked with name and mobile number it was taken ashore and handed over to the Selsey Coastguard to further investigate.

The D-Class returned to the station and was made ready for future 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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