Cross Solent Visitors Get Lifeboat Escort

28th May 2020

Photo Credit: Cowes RNLI

Concern for the safety of eight men and women aboard four small powered
craft, or tenders, led to Cowes RNLI lifeboat being launched this (Thurs) evening.

The eight people had crossed the Solent from the Calshot area. After some, at least, called at Town Quay pontoon around 4 pm, everyone eventually made for the area of Osborne Bay. Concerns by other boat users about the group, however, led to an emergency call to HM Coastguards.

After launching at 6.10 pm the lifeboat proceeded to escort the four craft and their crew back across the Solent. The lifeboat returned to station just over an hour later.