18th January

All Weather lifeboat launched at 0620 to same yacht as previous evening, who during the night, had got into difficulties off Southend beach. Southend ILB now had the craft under tow at Pierhead, slowly stemming the tide and waiting to rendezvous with the ALB, which arrived on scene at 0648. Casualty taken under tow, with two lifeboat crew onboard and slowly towed into Queenborough harbour, one person and his dog onboard. ALB met by Sheppey Cg and Ambulance, who checked out the person as he was suffering from the cold. ALB returned to station at 0911. SE 4.