‘Cocklers’ boat aground at Pilsey.

Boat Launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Thursday 10 March

Launched at : 18:10 and then 19:30

Returned at : 18:33 and 21:10

Weather : Cold but dry, with a NW F3 wind

The D-Class Lifeboat ‘Jacob’ was launched in response to a Coastguard call reporting an open fishing boat aground on Pilsey Sands in Chichester Harbour, with two crew out of the boat on the mud.  They were soon spotted and asked if they needed help. They were shellfish picking and said they were fine, but the lifeboat crew checked that they had adequate clothing and buoyancy aids as the night was drawing in. They agreed they were okay and would wait for the tide to refloat them. The lifeboat returned to the station and refuelled, then later on went back to the casualty as the tide returned and stood by till they were afloat, with engine running, and able to get back to Emsworth where the boat was moored. The lifeboat the returned to the station for the second time.


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) onSunday, 11 April 2021
Low Tide:05:09 ( 0.90m )
High Tide:12:27 ( 4.60m )
Low Tide:17:28 ( 0.80m )
High Tide:00:43 ( 4.80m )
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