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The damaged catamaran. Picture: Andy Warner
The damaged catamaran. Picture: Andy Warner
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IT TOOK the entire day to free a catamaran that was blown off its mooring and got wedged under a bridge.

The Woods 30 Catamaran, which belongs to a group of sailors based at Langstone Sailing Club, started drifting off in the early hours of Monday morning.

The owners, helped by the Langstone Harbour Master spent eight hours trying to work out how to free the boat – which was stuck fast underneath the southern end of Hayling Bridge.

They managed to tow it off at around 5pm but the hull was damaged.

Over the other side of the bridge, in Chichester Harbour, just the mast of a stricken boat which sank overnight, could be seen.

Last night the owners of the vessel had still not been found.