14th August

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1717 to a report of a small inflatable with 2 occupants struggling to row against the tide near the Martello Tower, Grain. ILB on scene at 1724, the occupants had managed to row out off the tide and were almost ashore, the ILB kept a watchful eye on them till they reached the shore, the ILB returned to station at 1742. Wstly 3.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2347 after a call from the UKCG reporting an incident at Rochester, the ILB was required to carry out a search between Rochester Bridge and Gashouse Point, the ILB was on scene at 0017 and received further information that calls for help had been heard from a craft moored close to the shore. The craft was located with a female onboard with a suspected broken ankle, Medway CG and Police on scene ashore. With very poor access to the casualty, the ILB handed over the incident to¬† Medway CG and the ILB stood off, the ILB was then released and returned to station at 0310, after the boat and its crew had removed large amounts of “Medway” mud, the ILB was ready for service at 0355. Wstly 3.