Motor vessel runs aground on Winner Bank

Boat launched : D-Class

Date : Monday 4 May

Launched at : 17:15 and 22:00

Returned at : 18:00 & 22:30

Weather : Blustery F7 Easterly wind.

We were tasked on Bank Holiday Monday to go to assist a Fletcher 22 Motor Boat that had run aground on the Winner Bank within sight of the Lifeboat Station.  The Atlantic 85 was launched and was at the scene within a few minutes. There were 2 adults and 4 children on board so having secured the vessel thay were taken off and landed at the lifeboat station.  The skipper was returned to his boat and as the tide rose later that night and since his outboard engine was not damaged, it was decided that with RNLI crew onboard the boat could motor off the bank. The lifeboat escorted him into Sparkes Marina and then 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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