Catamaran adrift off Hayling.

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Wednesday 13 April

Launched at : 07:15

Returned at : 08:33

Weather : Calm and fine morning with a SW F1 wind.

The Atlantic 85 was launched in response to a UK Coastguard request to investigate a partically sunken catamaran 1 mile east of the Nab Tower. A passing fishing boat had reported it there. The lifeboat found the vessel, a blue and white hulled catamaran, with one hull under the water and the other partially submerged.  A thorough search of the area found no crew, but a report from a passing boat was that a similar catamaran had been seen being towed out of Chichester Harbour the  previous day.  The UK Coastguard issued a PAN PAN call to try and contact the towing vessel but with no response.

The lifeboat crew considered trying to right the casualty but felt that might cause her to sink and on checking the track she was making decided that there was no danger to shipping, so with no obvious lives at risk the craft was abandoned. The Coastguard was advised of her position and the lifebaot returned to base.

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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 Wednesday, 23 January 2019
High Tide: 00:40 ( 5.00m )
Low Tide: 05:57 ( 0.70m )
High Tide: 12:49 ( 5.00m )
Low Tide: 18:23 ( 0.50m )
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