was going to say hopefully its broke free from its moorings, but all in all sounds serious.
"Solent Coastguard watch manager told BBC News: "All indications were that there had been someone in the boat. This is very, very urgent."
He said a helicopter could not be sent to search until it was certain someone had gone missing. "
If they believe someone was aboard then why aint the chopper scrambled at the earliest opportunity after tht was established, I know the cost involved but you would think they would at least have a quick scan in a certain perimeter