Night fishermen drifting out to sea.

Boat launched : D-Class

Date : Sunday 7 December

Launched at : 02:00

Returned at : 03:30

Weather : Cloudy night with NW F4 wind

The Coastguard, responding to a 999 call from two fishermen, asked us to go to their assistance about half a mile South of Eastoke Point. The D-Class lifeboat was launched and found the two men by the Bar Beacon in a 2.4m inflatable with no engine but a set of oars. They explained that they had tried to anchor but had lost the anchor as it was not secured to the boat! They were not making headway back into the harbour using the oars, as they were against the wind and an ebbing tide. The two fishermen were transferred to the lifeboat and the inflatable taken in tow back to the lifeboat station where the two men were met by the local Coastguards.

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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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