Selsey’s all-weather lifeboat was launched on Sunday (August 14) after a French Customs helicopter reported wreckage.
The lifeboat was requested by UK Coastguards and was launched at 12.30pm after the French helicopter stated that what looked like a wheel house from a fishing vessel was 12 miles south east of Selsey Bill.
The Coastguard rescue helicopter from Lee on Solent was also tasked to the search area.
After a comprehensive search of the area, nothing was found.
Both the lifeboat and helicopter were stood down at 2.23pm and the all-weather lifeboat returned to station at 3.10pm.
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