Snagged anchor released

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Monday 6 April

Launched at : 14:25

Returned at : 14:55

Weather : Fine with a F3 SW wind

Following a request from the Coastguard the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to go to a vessel in Bracklesham Bay which had made a PAN PAN call as being unable to raise its anchor. The skipper had tried to raise the anchor and had burnt out the electric windlass in doing so. The lifeboat crew suspected it was caught on a fishing pot line and by pulling on the anchor line they managed to raise the pot line and took it on board. They then asked the skipper of the yacht to drop his anchor line a few metres and the anchor came free. The lifeboat helm having  checked that the skipper, his crew and vessel were all OK returned the lifeboat to the station.


Service Numbers 2019

Total Launches: 84
Atlantic 85: 42
D-Class: 42

Services Totals

2015 - 67
2014 -77
2013 - 86
2012 - 77

Tide Times
Tide Times & Heights for Chichester Harbour (Entrance) onThursday, 04 March 2021
High Tide:02:46 ( 4.80m )
Low Tide:08:11 ( 0.80m )
High Tide:15:05 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide:20:35 ( 0.90m )
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