Engine Explosion not serious

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Sunday 25 August

Launched at : 18:58

Returned at : 20:22

Weather : Fine and clear with a F4 Easterly wind

The motor craft ‘Allora’ reported an explosion in its engine compartment when they were about 1.5 miles off Chichester Harbour mouth. The Atlantic 85 was launched and quickly found the vessel and once on board¬† a crewmember reported that the automatic fire extinguisher system had been activated but that there was no evidence of smoke or fire. Therefore the local procedure to immediately alert the Harbour Master and Fire & Rescue Service was not seen to be necessary and the vessel was towed into Sparkes Marina. The lifeboat returned to the Station but was almost immediately called out again (see above)

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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 Sunday, 20 October 2019
High Tide: 03:53 ( 4.20m )
Low Tide: 09:08 ( 1.50m )
High Tide: 16:12 ( 4.20m )
Low Tide: 21:36 ( 1.50m )
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