Small rowing boat adrift.

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85 already on exercise so diverted.

Date : Sunday 6 October

Time Diverted : 11:30

Released from service : 12:15

Weather : Fine SW wind F4

The lifeguards on W Wittering beach alerted the Coastguard as they could see a small boat awash some 100 yards off the beach. The Atlantic 85 was sent to investigate and found a small rowing tender full of water and with no oars or rowlocks and no evidence of anyone having been on board. On turning the boat over the crew found two holes in the hull probably made by a hammer when the boat was upside down on the shore. No name markings were found but a makers plate ‘Anchor Boats Folkestone’ and the number 54729. The crew and Coastguard were satisfied no people were involved and so the Atlantic 85 returned to the station and the dinghy was safely stored.

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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, 23 January 2019
High Tide: 00:40 ( 5.00m )
Low Tide: 05:57 ( 0.70m )
High Tide: 12:49 ( 5.00m )
Low Tide: 18:23 ( 0.50m )
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