16th February

All weather lifeboat tasked by UK Coastguard to a report of craft possibly on fire at Princes No5 buoy. Lifeboat launched at 0520, on route, further information advised that it was the “Buoy” on fire, on scene at 0612, cage of buoy alight, lifeboat used fire pump to extinguish the flames. Coastguard & London VTS advised, lifeboat released and returned to station at 0820. SW 3.