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February 2020

14th February

Bembridge RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat launched a second time following the report of possibly another waterlogged dinghy to the NE of Bembridge.

RNLB Norman Harvey (D-778 Inshore Lifeboat) was launched a second time today (12.01pm) at the request of UK (Solent ) Coastguard to investigate the report of another possible waterlogged dinghy to the NE of the Lifeboat Station.  After failing to find anything in the area reported, she returned to the slipway and was re-housed by 12.39pm.

14th February

Bembridge RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat launched to locate an upturned dinghy reported off Ryde

RNLB Norman Harvey (D-778 Inshore Lifeboat) was launched earlier today (8.11am) at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to investigate the report of an upturned dinghy off Ryde.   Assisted by the very benign conditions, the dinghy was located without undue difficulty at 8.19am and taken under tow back to the station.   It is thought that with the recent bad weather and high tides it had been washed out to sea. The  Norman Harvey was re-housed by 9.39am.
 
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