Busy series of incidents.

Boats launched: Atlantic 85 and D-Class

Date : Sunday 20 July

Launched at : 13:11 (Atlantic)  and 13:27 (D-Class)

Returned at : 15:30 (Atlantic) and 14:20 (D-Class)

Weather : Fine with a WSW F4 wind

A lifeboat crew member alerted the RNLI Lifeboat Station to a power boat with engine failure and with anxious crew on board. The duty officer contacted the Coastguard and it was agreed to launch the Atlantic 85 to go to a position W of Hayling Bay. The boat was located using the direction finding equipment and taken in tow for Sparkes Marina. As the Atlantic was just passing the Lifeboat Station the Coastguard called to request that the lifeboat go to assist a vessel with a fouled propeller drifting in the Nab Channel.

The D-Class lifeboat was launched and took over the tow whilst the Atlantic 85 set off for the Nab Channel. The first casualty was duly delivered to Sparkes Marina and the D-Class returned to the station. Meanwhile the Atlantic 85 found the stranded boat called ‘Playing Hooky’ and took her in tow for Sparkes Marina where a diver had been organised to clear the propeller. Once there safely the Altantic 85 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 Tuesday, 20 August 2019
High Tide: 02:50 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide: 08:19 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 15:17 ( 4.40m )
Low Tide: 20:32 ( 1.30m )
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