Two incidents in quick succession

Boats launched : D-Class and Atlantic 85 diverted from exercise

Date : Wednesday 1 May

Launched at : 19:45 (and Atlantic already on exercise)

Returned at : 20:18

Weather : clear and cold with a F4 NE wind

Shortly after launching on an exercise the D-Class lifeboat saw a HISC safety boat waving for assistance after suffering engine failure. The lifeboat went alongside, established a tow and returned the boat to HISC.

Before it could return to its planned exercise Solent Coastguards had contacted the Station with a report from the W Sussex Fire Service that two people were stuck in the mud off the Anchor Blue Pub in Bosham. The D-Class was sent to investigate and was joined by the Atlantic 85, also diverted from an exercise. Both lifeboats arrived at the scene but quickly found the two potential casualties walking along the sea wall having made it ashore. The coastguard was informed and both boats were stood down and returned to the station.




Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

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

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) on Thursday, 21 January 2021
High Tide: 05:00 ( 4.10m )
Low Tide: 10:32 ( 2.00m )
High Tide: 17:20 ( 3.90m )
Low Tide: 23:01 ( 2.00m )
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