At approximately 14:30 today, Solent Coastguard set off our volunteer crews’ pagers. Our volunteers were then tasked to assist in the investigation and recovery of an abandoned vessel.
Fortunately, our amazing crew are all relatively local and managed to get to the boathouse in record time. The John and Margaret Pulfer boat was successfully launched approximately seven minutes after the pagers were set off. It’s rapid response times when being tasked to assist that makes our independent rescue boat team very special.
Once on scene, the crew very quickly got the seven metre long inflatable vessel under tow and headed back to Pett Level Slip. Here, they were greeted by the recovery team, who then assisted the boat crew in the recovery of the abandoned vessel onto land.
After this, our crews carried out the well-rehearsed activity of recovering the rescue boat and crew members. Once all were back at the boathouse, it was all hands on deck for cleaning up and preparing the boats, vehicles and equipment so that all could be left #rescueready for next time.
Well done and thank you to our beach, base and boat volunteers who were so quick to respond and carry out the tasks as required by HM Coastguard today. Great work!
IT COSTS MORE THAN £10k A YEAR TO KEEP OUR RESCUE BOAT CHARITY AFLOAT
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US