Both Boat Launch – Suspected Hoax Call – Friday 13th October 2017

Both Boat Page: 22:19pm

Solent Coastguard requested both the Atlantic 85 and the D Class to launch to search for a vessel at the end of South Parade Pier who had said the word MAYDAY on channel 16 and said that they were drifting. After initial communications with the vessel there were no further communications with the vessel so our boats were requested to search the area and further out to sea. The Coastguard Rescue Team and the Coastguard Search And Rescue Helicopter had also joined the search. After 3 hours of searching Solent Coastguard stood down all units pending further investigation.