Mystery Fishing boat ‘Misty Dawn.’

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Wednesday 14 August

Launched at : 09:46

Returned at : 12:31

Weather : Fine with a F2 westerly wind

Solent Coastguard requested we go to assist a vessel that had put out a Mayday call reporting that it had fouled its propeller in a reported position East of the Chichester Harbour Entrance.

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat proceeded to the position given and no vessel could be found. After numerous calls to the vessel to get its position the lifeboat started to search into Hayling Bay and located the Fishing Vessel ‘Misty Dawn’ with its fishing gear and a lobster pot anchor around its propeller.   After assessing the situation it was found to be safe to put a crewmember into the water to clear the gear.   After clearing most of the gear attached to the sea bed the vessel was taken in tow for Langstone Harbour.   The vessel was put alongside the Portsmouth side Hayling Ferry Pontoon and the Lifeboat returned to the station and was made ready for further 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 Thursday, 23 May 2019
High Tide: 02:57 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 08:15 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 15:30 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 20:35 ( 1.40m )
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