Bembridge Lifeboat had picked up a 30ft vessel south of Selsey. As Bembridge Lifeboat towed the vessel closer to Langstone Harbour they had asked if Portsmouth Lifeboat would come and take over the tow into Langstone. It was decided by Portsmouth’s Lifeboat Operations Manager that indeed we would launch to assist. The crew were paged […]
Crew Paged: 22:35pm Solent Coastguard requested Portsmouth’s Inshore Lifeboat to launch to search for a broken down rigid inflatable boat inside the vicinity of Langstone Harbour, The D Class launched and found the casualty vessel however it was on the other side of the bridge so Hayling Inshore Lifeboat was requested and once they had […]
While the Atlantic 85 was being recovered Solent Coastguard paged for the D Class to launch to assist a windsurfer believed to be in difficulties. Once on scene the D Class crew spoke to the windsurfer and it transpired that he did not need any assistance, With this information recieved Solent Coastguard released the D […]
Just as we finished the previous tasking Solent Coastguard gave us an immediate request to 2 people reported in the water by the Fraser Gunnery Range. The Atlantic made best speed to the location and it transpired that the two people in the water had made it ashore safely however one of the Lifeboat Crewmembers […]
While on routine Sunday morning training the Atlantic 85 went into Haslar Marina in Portsmouth Harbour and found a 8m Rigid Inflatable with engine troubles. Portsmouth’s Atlantic 85 took the vessel in tow and took them to the fueling pontoon in Gosport Marina. One of the Atlantic’s crewman is a marine engineer by trade and […]
Crew Paged: 20:15pm Solent Coastguard requested the crew to launch to a broken down vessel just outside Langstone Harbour entrance, The D Class made way to the scene and it was apparent that a Police Launch from Portsmouth Harbour had got the vessel in tow and was heading back into Langstone Harbour. The D Class […]
Re tasked from the previous tasking. Solent Coastguard requested the Atlantic 85 to re launch from the previous tasking to assist a broken down 20ft power vessel. Once on scene a tow was established and the vessel was towed back to Langstone Harbour back to their swinging mooring.
Immediate Page: 15:35pm Solent Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both boats to 4 people in the water after capsizing both of their dinghys. Portsmouth’s Atlantic 85 arrived on scene first and found 2 people in the water clinging onto their upturned dinghy, they were plucked from the water and placed into thermal protective aids […]
Crew Paged: 14:30pm Solent Coastguard requested the Atlantic 85 to launch to a windsurfer in difficulty in the vicinity of Southsea Seafront. The crew began assembling down the Lifeboat Station when they received a stand down page as the windsurfer had safely made it ashore. All the crew packed the boats away and returned to work/home.
Whilst the crew were having their monthly crew meeting, Solent Coastguard called the boathouse at 11:30am to ask for the Atlantic 85 to launch to a 17ft Shetland broken down and aground at the top of Portsmouth Harbour. The Atlantic made its way around to Portsmouth Harbour and found the reported vessel. The Atlantic then pulled […]