Selsey Lifeboat Station - Launches

6th June 2020

Selsey Inshore Lifeboat Tows Steel Structure Ashore

Steel Structure Steel Structure
Steel Structure Steel Structure

UK Coastguard requested the launch on Saturday 6th June after a local vessel had tried unsuccessfully to recover a steel pontoon which had broken free from East Beach earlier in the day. The Coastguards considered the pontoon a danger to small craft.

The Selsey Coastguard team were on scene with the first informant and had the pontoon visible approximately 1 mile east of the Lifeboat station. The inshore Lifeboat launched at 4.22 p.m. and, after locating the pontoon, attached a line to it and towed it back to the station where it was floated on to the inshore Lifeboat carriage and taken to the top of the beach. The weather was wind westerly force 6 sea state moderate in the lee of the land.

The Lifeboat was then recovered washed down and refuelled by 6.30 p.m.

CREW: Dave Lamdin(Helmsman), Max Wiseman and Neil Hopcraft.