Dinghy spotted adrift in the Solent

A DINGHY was found floating adrift in the Solent.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2016, 5:55 am

Crew and passengers on board the 8.15am Brittany Ferries vessel the Mont St Michel, which was on its way from Portsmouth to Caen, spotted the boat yesterday.

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The captain reported the dinghy to the Coastguard, which said the boat had been reported missing from the Channel Islands a few days ago and had drifted into the shipping lanes of the English Channel.

The Brittany Ferries captain diverted towards the dinghy to verify that there was no-one on board, and then returned to his normal route.