Five people have been rescued by a lifeboat after their motor boat begantaking on water when an engine component failed.
Both Calshot lifeboats were launched at 4:50 pm after a report from Solent Coastguard that the boat was in difficulty off Calshot beach.
The 18 foot motor boat with seven people on board, four adults and three children began to pump seawater into its engine compartment after an intake hose failed.
One adult and all of the children aboard were taken on to Calshot’s lifeboat which had been out on a training exercise
The boats skipper was taken aboard Calshot’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Max Walls_ and returned to Calshot to get equipment to retrieve his boat.
Officers co-ordinating the hunt for the missing crew members of a stricken
fishing boat say they won't search the wreck for their bodies.
The Purbeck Isle and its three crew members were reported missing off the coast
of Weymouth a week ago.
The body of skipper David McFarlane from Weymouth was recovered from the
water. Crewmen Robert Prowse and Jack Craig haven't been seen or heard from
since the boat left Weymouth Harbour last Thursday.
The two men missing from the fishing boat ‘Purbeck Isle’ are presumed dead. The trawler went missing off the coast of Weymouth a week ago. The two crew men Robert Prowse, aged 20 and Jack Craig, aged 21 are believed to be resting with the wreck. There won't be any further dives to the wreck.
An attempt to launch a replica of a Bronze Age boat in Dover has had to be abandoned after it leaked! More in tonight's bulletinFrom @AndyDITV on Twitter:
A replica of what could be the oldest sea-going vessel in the world is set to be launched into the English Channel this weekend. It's hoped it will teach us more about the region's maritime history.
Our reporter Derek Johnson poses in front of the rebuilt Dover Boat with an acclaimed TV presenter renowned for bringing history to life - Tony Robinson.
Experts are putting the final touches to the half-sized replica of Dover's Bronze Age Boat.
Made from oak and more than 8 metres long it will be craned into Dover Harbour tomorrow for sea trials using six rowers.
Historians hope the project will teach them more about the original boat which dates back to 1500BC and was discovered during road works in Dover in 1992.
Archaeologists have disagreed over whether the boat was robust enough to have been taken to sea or whether it stuck to inland waterways or was even a ceremonial craft.
The project has been funded by partners in France, Belgium and Britain and the new Dover Boat will form part of a touring exhibition in all three countries this summer.