Incident – Drifting RIB

Watchkeeper contacted by Solent CG following emergency call from MoP reporting small vessel adrift with 2 POB. Gave full description of RIB and POB. Confirmed in no apparent danger. Solent CG requested continued observation but sighting lost. RIB later returned westwards and Solent CG advised accordingly.

Identification Stickers

Very useful information from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Free identification stickers available from their link for your equipment. If you ever lose any equipment on the coast, call Solent Coastguard to report it. They keep a national log of all lost and found items.

Tombstoning – Mamhead Slipway

Tombstoning shatters lives. Jumping into cold water on hot days seems like fun. Marine areas have hidden obstacles at unknown depth and can cause serious injuries or even fatal. Please be aware of beach signs, especially those at Mamhead slipway. If you see anyone in trouble, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

 

 

 

 

Harbour Master Patrol Boat

The Harbour Master’s Patrol Boat is now on the water at Exmouth Marina. Click here for more information about the role of the Exeter Port Authority and contact details for the Harbour Patrol Office.

Alternative View

Five ships anchored in Lyme Bay off Torquay, visible from the lookout in Exmouth but an alternative view taken by one of our watchkeepers on his travels.

Incident – Engine Failure

Phone call to NCI from jet ski in estuary with engine failure.Solent CG informed. Jet ski subsequently advised that engine now started and later reported safely ashore. Solent CG advised accordingly.