Two crew capsize their yacht tender.

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Friday 17 April

Launched at : 19:13

Returned at : 20:01

Weather : Dry but with a cold NW F4 wind.

The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat responded to a call from the UK Coastguard that two men were asking for help from on board the vessel ‘Phanton of Cromond’ at anchor off Bosham Quay. The lifeboat crew found two cold and wet men on board the yacht having moored the vessel and then capsized their dinghy whilst returning to the shore. They had both swum back to the yacht and got on board but had lost the yacht keys and so were unable to change or warm up. They had also lost the rowlocks from the tender.

The lifeboat crew checked the casualties and confirmed that they did not needed medical help for hypothermia, so took them and their tender ashore and back to their vehicle. The crew then returned to the lifeboat 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) 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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