Motor boat and Jet Ski rescued

Boats Launched : Atlantic 85 and D-Class

Date : Wednesday 23 August

Launched at : 17:45 and 18:18

Returned at : 18:35 and 18:36

Weather : Fine but with a sharp F4 NW wind.

In the first of two overlapping incidents the Atlantic 85 was launched to go to assist an open 14ft motor boat with three crew on board, two of whom were teenagers. The boat had a problem with its outboard engine. The boat was taken in tow and returned to its base up the Thorney Channel.

Whilst the first service was taking place we received a request from Solent Coastguard to go to a broken down jet-ski in Hayling Bay. The D-class lifeboat was launched and soon found the jet-ski witih a broken down engine. The crew took the man on board ashore so he could go and get his trailer. The jet-ski was then towed round to just off the lifeboat station and anchored pending the owner arriving with his transport and trailer to take the stricken jet-ski home.

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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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