Night fishing trip needs help

Boat launched : Atlantic 85

Date : Sunday 7 May

Launched at : 01:18

Returned at : 03:18

Weather : Good night visibility with a F3 NNW wind

The 20ft fishing boat ‘Kruger’ was on a night fishing trip and was some 5 miles E of the W Pole Beacon when she suffered a loss of all electrical power. With no navigation lights and not able to start her engines she had no choice but to call the Coastguard for help. We launched the Atlantic 85 lifeboat and soon found the casualty vessel with a crew of 2 men on board. A tow was set up and she was towed into Chichester Harbour, then an alongside tow was established and ‘Kruger’ was taken to Sparkes Marina and moored safely.

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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 December 2018
High Tide: 05:24 ( 4.00m )
Low Tide: 11:04 ( 2.10m )
High Tide: 17:43 ( 3.90m )
Low Tide: 23:30 ( 2.00m )
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