May 2013 (3)

16th May

The ALB was launched at 17:05 to assist an angling vessel with machinery failure 2 miles south of St Catherine's Point. The vessel was towed back into Bembridge and berthed at Fisherman's Pontoon.

On completion the lifeboat returned to station at 19:00.

8th May

The ALB was launched at 23:51 to assist an 8 metre vessel with a fouled propeller which hindered the rudder close to the Bembridge Ledge.

The vessel was under sail and was asked to lower its sails prior to the towline being passed and was then towed into Portsmouth Harbour and berthed in Haslar Marina.

On completion the lifeboat returned to station and was re-housed and made ready for service by 02:30.

6th May

The ALB was launched at 13:15 to assist an 8 metre vessel with a fouled propeller very close to Bembridge Ledge.

The vessel was cut clear of the line and as it was low water was towed back to its home port of Chichester.

The tow was passed over to Hayling Lifeboat and they continued the tow into the harbour and we returned to station arriving back at 15:00.