17th July


Inshore lifeboat launched at 1625 to report of inflatable which had run out of fuel, drifting off Minster, 3 persons onboard. ILB arrived in given position, nothing seen, ILB continued further East and located the casualty drifting towards Warden Point, all fine and well, taken onboard the ILB and craft taken in tow for Sheppey Yacht Club ramp, where they were landed. ILB returned to station at 1755. WSW 4.