Boat with 'no fuel' or means of power rescued in Solent before returning to Portsmouth Harbour

A BOAT with ‘no fuel’ or means of power had to be rescued in the Solent yesterday evening.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 11:10 am
Updated Friday, 7th June 2019, 12:03 pm

The vessel, carrying one person, was travelling from Southampton to Gosport when it got into difficulties north east of Cowes between 5-6pm.

The rescue operation took two hours before it was led to safety by Cowes RNLI to Portsmouth Harbour.

A spokesperson for Solent Coastguard said: ‘The boat was drifting westwards across the Solent when it was rescued after heading from Southampton to Gosport. It had no fuel or means of propulsion.’

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