Crew spot a boat in trouble.

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Sunday 27 July

Launched at : 16:50

Returned at : 17:45

Weather : Fine with a F4 W wind

At the end of a busy ‘Open Day’ crew members saw a power boat drifting out on the tide past the lifeboat station.  After travelling some way the boat was seen to anchor but did not seem to be making any attempt to call for help. Eventually a passing rib was hailed and went over to the casualty but then after a brief conversation went on its way. As the rib passed the station it was hailed and asked what the problem was. They explained that the motor boat had broken down and that they (the ribs crew) were going to alert HISC. Solent Coastguard were called and the Atlantic 85 was launched as there were several children on board. One child felt unwell but recovered quickly and so the casualty was taken in tow and returned to Sparkes Marina.

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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, 16 June 2019
Low Tide: 04:35 ( 1.00m )
High Tide: 11:44 ( 4.50m )
Low Tide: 16:55 ( 1.10m )
High Tide: 23:54 ( 4.70m )
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