Fishing Dory with no crew?

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Sunday 4 August

Launched at : 16:40

Returned at : 17:10Weather : Fine but with a breezy F4 SW wind

Solent Coastguard asked us to investigate a possible missing crew as an empty fishing dory with fish on board, the engine in gear and damage to the propeller had been found at Eastney. The Atlantic 85 was launched and started to search along the Hayling shore for possible crew that had gone overboard. The Coastguard meanwhile was trying to establish whether members of the public on the beach who claimed to own the dory were in fact the owners! A Hampshire Police Unit arrived and with the Coastguard established that they were in fact the owners and that no-one was missing so the Lifeboat was stood down and returned to the station.

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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, 20 March 2019
Low Tide: 03:53 ( 0.60m )
High Tide: 10:46 ( 4.90m )
Low Tide: 16:15 ( 0.40m )
High Tide: 23:20 ( 5.10m )
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