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Selsey lifeboat called out to Chichester Harbour

Selsey ILB D691 PICTURE BY MAX GILLIGAN

Selsey ILB D691 PICTURE BY MAX GILLIGAN

THE lifeboat crew at Selsey were called out to Chichester harbour yesterday (March 28), after a boat’s engine failed.

The Selsey RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew towed the charter angling boat Torbay Belle after the engine seized and the two men on board requested assistance from Solent Coastguard.

The crew were went put at 6.46pm on the Tyne class Voluntary worker.

The passengers on Torbay Belle had given their position as close to the entrance to Chichester Harbour.

When the lifeboat arrived on scene at 7.20pm they found they had drifted to the west of the entrance.

A towline was established between the lifeboat and the angling vessel.

The lifeboat towed the vessel to Langstone Harbour where they had a mooring.

At 7.50pm the entrance to Langstone Harbour was reached and the Torbay Belle was safely on her mooring at 8.24pm.

The lifeboat departed Langstone Harbour at 8.40pm arriving back at Selsey at 9.40pm and rehousing straight away.

Crew: Coxswain R. Archibald, Mechanic P Pitham, M Gilligan, J Albery, S Troughton-Smith, A Lee, J Reeves.

 

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