Investigation of floating object off Strete Gate,

Launch No: 74
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Saturday, 31 July 2010
Location: Start bay. One and a half miles off Strete Gate.

A member of the public on the beach at Strete Gate reported an object in the water one and a half miles offshore that could possibly be a Kite Surfer. The Coastguard requested that the ILB be launched to investigate. The object turned out to be a large channel coastal observatory buoy streaming instruments. It was brought back ashore to the Mobile Coastguard team at Strete Gate.


Request Received 7:04pm
Time at incident 44 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 17 minutes
Back on Service 8:40pm


Sea/River State Calm
Wind Direction Southwest
Wind Strength 7-10 knots

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