Yacht blocks VHF Channel 16 for 2 hours

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Saturday 6 July

Launched at : 17:14

Returned at : 18:16

Weather : Fine and warm with a SW Force 3 wind

A yacht which left Chichester Harbour had been transmitting continuously on Channel 16 blocking all other calls in the Eastern Solent area for nearly two hours, when the Coastguard asked us to launch and to find the vessel. The Atlantic 85 was launched and by this time the yacht was in Hayling Bay and only transmitting intermittently. Other monitoring stations identified its probable position as being near No Mans Land Fort and soon the yacht was identified. The lifeboat crew made them aware of the problem and they took immediate action to stop transmitting. The yacht went on its way and the lifeboat returned to the station.

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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, 06 August 2020
High Tide: 01:40 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 07:10 ( 0.90m )
High Tide: 14:15 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide: 19:27 ( 1.10m )
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