Since the start of the 2023 season, the Harbour Master’s launch ‘Fortuneswell’ has been involved in the recovery of 33 people on the water who were in difficulty.
The reasons for these recoveries are varied but commonly, were Kitesurfers who could not re-launch their Kites, lost their Boards/Kites or who were outside of their ability level. Stand-Up Paddleboarders who paddled downwind in strong offshore winds who then struggled to get back upwind, a large majority being small children not competent/strong enough to paddle on their own.
Seven small motor vessels were also towed back to Portland Marina and Castletown Slipway, the number one reason being engine failure.
Admin: 2nd Nov 2023 16:01:00
Portland Port in south-west England has pledged its support for members of the Armed Forces community with the official signing of the Armed Forces Covenant. The symbolic signing took place onboard the berthed RFA Stirling Castle, a new ship designed to help safeguard UK’s waters by neutralising mines and seabed threats.
Admin: 10th Nov 2023 16:32:00