November 2015

1st November

At 19:00 on Sunday evening the Frank and Anne Wilkinson (relief Tamar 16-06) was launched at the request of Solent Coastguard to assist the Starry Dancer, a 30ft motor cruiser en route from Le Havre to Langstone Harbour with two crew on board that had run into difficulties in the fog about 10 miles south of the Bembridge Ledge. 

The Starry Dancer was located around 19:30 and a crew member from the Frank and Anne Wilkinson was transferredto assess the situation.   Having confirmed that the engine electrics were beyond local repair, a tow was secured and the Starry Dancer was towed back to Langstone.   The Frank and Anne Wilkinson then returned to Bembridge and was rehoused by 22:30.

November 2015