Selsey Lifeboats help stricken tug boat

A lifeboat crew from Selsey RNLI rescued a tug boat that had suffered mechanical failure early last Friday morning, according to local reports. The UK Coastguard (Solent) paged the lifeboat crew at 3.10am on Friday, January 20 requesting the all-weather lifeboat launch to the assistance of the 47ft tug boat General Six, which had three people aboard. The stricken vessel, which had no radio contact, was drifting about five miles south west of Selsey Bill. By 5.15am the General Six was safely berthed in Chichester Harbour.