Dutch Yacht runs aground at East Head

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Thursday 25 July

Launched at : 19:00

Returned at : 19:45

Weather : Dry and with a F4 SW wind

YAcht 'Karma' aground

Yacht ‘Karma’ aground


The Dutch Yacht, ‘Karma’ (pictured), a 64ft fin keel vessel ran aground at E head and called the Coastguard as the skipper was worried about the boat heeling over at an alarming angle. The Coastguard requested we assist and so the Atlantic 85 was launched and soon reached the scene. The yacht was hard aground and close to the edge of the deeper channel, so the crew helped the skipper to put out a stern anchor so when the tide came in this could be used to pull the stern around.

It was agreed that the crew would re-assemble at 22:00 to go and help the yacht off the sands. They duly did so but before they launched the Coastguard called the yacht and found that she had re-floated, that there was no damage, and no water coming in, and that she had re-anchored in deeper water. The crew were therefore stood down.


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 Sunday, 27 September 2020
Low Tide: 01:59 ( 1.80m )
High Tide: 09:35 ( 3.90m )
Low Tide: 14:29 ( 1.80m )
High Tide: 22:06 ( 3.90m )
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