Fairline Motor vessel towed home

Boat launched : D-Class

Date : Sunday 2 August

Launched at : 12:40

Returned at : 15:10

Weather : Broken cloud with SE F5 windfairline rescue

The lifeboat was paged to go to help a motor boat drifting 3 miles offshore and in line with the funfair on Hayling. The Atlantic 85 was already busy so the smaller D-Class lifeboat was launched.  By the time the casualty was reached the wind and tide had pushed her west and the Fairline Motor boat was about 1 mile off Fort Cumberland. A tow was set up but the smaller ILB Lifeboat made slow progress across Hayling Bay and unfortunately two of the children on board became seasick. The boat was taken into Sparkes Marina (pictured passing the Lifeboat Station) and moored safely. The two children rapidly recovered and so 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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