Small Shetland Tender Drifting – Saturday 4th March 2017

While on station recovering from the Helicopter Training, A member of the public came into the Lifeboat Station saying that his friend was in a Shetland tender and had broken down which resulted in him drifting in Langstone Harbour. The duty helmsman decided to launch the D Class to assist  at 14:00pm, once launched they […]

Windsurfer In Difficulties – Monday 13th February 2017

Crew Paged: 14:59pm Solent Coastguard requested the Atlantic 85 to launch to assist a Windsurfer in Hayling Bay that was seen to be struggling by a member of the public on Hayling Seafront. Portsmouth Lifeboat Crew made best speed on the Atlantic round to Hayling Bay, Once on scene it was established that the Windsurfer […]

Distressed Female – Friday 27th January 2017

Time Paged: 19:56pm Solent Coastguard requested Portsmouth Lifeboat’s Atlantic 85 to launch to assist Police and Ambulance service with a despondent female on the beach near the Round Tower. Our Atlantic 85 proceeded around to the Round Tower to stand off the beach while Police Officers spoke to the distressed female. Once all was resolved Solent Coastguard stood […]

Search For Broken Down Vessel – Friday 27th January 2017

Time Paged: 10:53am Solent Coastguard paged the Lifeboat Crew after having received faint reports via VHF Radio that a Powerboat had suffered engine failure in the vicinity of South Parade Pier, Portsmouth’s Atlantic 85 began searching around the reported area with all means of search equipment, Also they tried to call the vessel on VHF […]

Semi Submerged Speedboat – Sunday 15th January 2017

Time Paged: 06:45am Solent Coastguard requested the Atlantic 85 to launch to reports of a Semi Submerged speedboat in Portsmouth Harbour by HMS Warrior, Once on scene it was established that the speedboat was half underwater but it was attached to the shore, The crew checked to see if the vessel had any signs of […]