Incident - Boat Adrift
Friday 20 October Having received a report of a boat adrift off Starcross, Solent CG contacted Watchkeepers Hugh Sutherland and Mike Greenwood to ask if they had heard any radio traffic or seen anything. Nothing had been seen or heard so Solent CG closed the incident.
Incident - Speedboat Adrift/Grounded
Monday 16 October Watchkeepers Ian Coupe and John Bradley called by MoP to report a white vessel, later identified as speedboat 'Lady J', adrift between Exmouth and Lympstone. Reported to Solent CG but RNLI unwilling to launch in current weather conditions. Mobile CG deployed and a caller advised that speedboat was underway with owner onboard. ILB launched and escorted speedboat safely to mooring. MoP who made initial call informed.
Incident - Windsurfer in Trouble
Saturday 7 October Watchkeepers Mike Fowler and Patrick McCahearty observed windsurfer signalling for help - struggling to get back onto board. After repeated attempts Solent CG informed of situation. Windsurfer eventually regained control and returned to beach safely. Solent CG informed.