Incident - PanPan Call
Thursday 21 September Watchkeepers David Lowder and Ivor Jones contacted by Solent CG, who had received a corrupted pan-pan urgency call picked up by the Berry Head receiver. The only readable part of the message was "MMS 75300". Solent CG requested we maintain a visual and radio watch but nothing heard or observed by the end of the daily watch.
Incident - Speedboat Engine Failure
Sunday 17 September Watchkeepers Mike Dance and Willie Beaton monitored radio comms between Solent CG and speedboat 'Orca II' reporting loss of power and requesting assistance. Solent CG requested details of 'Orca II', position believed to be off Orcombe Point. Solent CG informed that 'Orca II' had been logged passing Tower heading in easterly direction. Another vessel 'Magic' radioed that they had 'Orca II' under tow and were returning to Exmouth. 'Orca II' under tow by 'Magic' logged returning to Exmouth and Solent CG informed.
Another new watchkeeper joins the merry band - congratulations to Brenda Parsons on completing her assessment to become our latest Watchkeeper.
Incident - Yacht Engine Failure
Sunday 10 September Yacht 'Sula' reported engine failure off Teignmouth and requested tow. Teignmouth ILB tasked by Solent CG to assist . Watchkeepers Ian Coupe and Chris Emmings monitored radio comms and, as comms difficult between 'Sula', Solent CG and ILB, offered to act as relay, which was accepted by Solent CG. Teignmouth ILB took 'Sula' in tow and watchkeepers thanked by Solent CG for assistance.