Tidal mooring tips boat over the edge

A 38ft motorboat slipped from its stand and had to be rescued by the RNLI

A 38ft Cranchi that had slipped from a stand near Portsmouth after its owner misjudged the tides needed to be rescued by the RNLI.

According to the RNLI the owner of the boat had intended to moor it on some raised tidal standings to clean the hull and perform some basic maintenance. As they where running late they attempted to continue mooring the boat but grounded the boat on a concrete block.

The RNLI lifeboat crew arrived on scene and established that with the boat in its current position and with a falling tide nothing could be done to assist. It was decided that with the boat secured in place the RNLI Lifeboat Norma T would return later in the day to aid with the recovery.

Over the course of an hour, using the tide, a number of lines and supports the owners and the RNLI lifeboat crew managed safely refloat the vessel and escort them to the nearby Southsea marina.


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