Lifeboat rescues two vessels with engine failure.

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date: Sunday 17 May

Launched at : 12:15

Returned at : 15:30

Weather : F4 SW gusting wind but a fine and bright day

UK Coastguards asked us to go to assist a fishing vessel, the ‘Joshua Morgan’  with engine failure. It was west of Selsey Bill and close inshore near the Hounds Rock, so the Atlantic 85,  which was still on the slip having just returned from training, was immediately launched and soon reach the stricken vessel. A lifeboat crewman went on board and set a tow and the casualty was towed towards Sparkes Marina. Unfortunately local coastguards were unable to attend and a commercial tow was not available so it was agreed to take the ‘Joshua Morgan’ to her home berth in Bosham.

Returning from this rescue the lifeboat was flagged down by a rib who also had engine failure. It was agreed that the vessel could be taken to the Itchenor slip where the rib was put ashore. Once safe the lifeboat 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 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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