Both Boat Launch – Barge Struck Submarine Barrier – Monday 23rd October 2017

Crew Paged: 14:37pm

Solent Coastguard requested the immediate launch of both Portsmouth Lifeboats to reports of a barge that had hit the submarine barrier blocks, Within a couple of minutes of being tasked both the Atlantic 85 (Norma T) and D Class (Brians Pride) were making way to the reported location. Once on scene another local barge and Police boat were on scene with the other barge towing the stricken barge back into harbour, The Lifeboats checked to see if there was any pollution damage and made sure that everyone was accounted for and then was released to stand down.