17th August

All weather lifeboat launched at 1957 to a 8 Mtr Yacht with engine failure, experiencing difficulty making headway in prevailing conditions, 2 adults & 2 children onboard, who were frightful of their situation. Initial position put yacht 2 miles from Kingsnorth, but on contacting the yacht, their position was in the Medway Approach channel. Lifeboat on scene at 2020, one crewman placed onboard, the two children & their Mum were taken onboard the lifeboat and a tow was established, the yacht was towed to a safe berth in Queenborough harbour. ALB returned to station at 2215.