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Byline: RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat launched this morning (Saturday 21st November – 09:24) to reports of a vessel drifting out of the harbour.
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With a fast outgoing tide and a strong force 6 breeze (25-31 mph) the lifeboat, Norma T, launched quickly to investigate the vessel, which was now over a mile out from the harbour entrance.

Arriving on scene to find a heavily damaged 25ft cabin cruiser, the volunteer crew boarded to check for signs of recent occupation and confirm that no one was still on board or likely to be missing.

Finding the remains of a mooring buoy still tied to the bow of the vessel the crew where satisfied that this had simply come loose and slipped away from it’s mooring.

Knowing that the vessel is from local moorings and with the damage sustained to the casualty vessels cabin, the lifeboat crew requested a Coastguard unit to attend the Hayling Ferry pontoon to meet them and also inspect the walkway to ensure it was safe after any possible impact.

The lifeboat battled into wide and tide with cabin cruiser under tow, to Langstone Harbour where the vessel was put alongside with the Coastguard unit who will follow-up and inform the owner.

Satisfied that the vessel was alongside the lifeboat returned to station shortly before 10:30am.
 

Byline: RNLI Portsmouth Lifeboat launched this morning (Saturday 21st November - 09:24) to reports of a vessel drifting out of the harbour.
Page Content:

With a fast outgoing tide and a strong force 6 breeze (25-31 mph) the lifeboat, Norma T, launched quickly to investigate the vessel, which was now over a mile out from the harbour entrance.

Arriving on scene to find a heavily damaged 25ft cabin cruiser, the volunteer crew boarded to check for signs of recent occupation and confirm that no one was still on board or likely to be missing.

Finding the remains of a mooring buoy still tied to the bow of the vessel the crew where satisfied that this had simply come loose and slipped away from it's mooring.

Knowing that the vessel is from local moorings and with the damage sustained to the casualty vessels cabin, the lifeboat crew requested a Coastguard unit to attend the Hayling Ferry pontoon to meet them and also inspect the walkway to ensure it was safe after any possible impact.

The lifeboat battled into wide and tide with cabin cruiser under tow, to Langstone Harbour where the vessel was put alongside with the Coastguard unit who will follow-up and inform the owner.

Satisfied that the vessel was alongside the lifeboat returned to station shortly before 10:30am.