Two people were on board the ‘Moondance’ made an emergency call to the UK Coastguard just before 9am after getting stuck seven miles south east of Selsey Bill.
A volunteer crew from Selsey RNLI came to the aid of the 40ft vessel in the Shannon lifeboat and towed it back to Chichester harbour.
The lifeboat reached the motor cruiser half an hour after the initial call, and was ready for action again by 1pm.
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