19th May

All weather lifeboat launched at 0932 to assist a 37ft Ketch, reported to be making water, approx ten miles East of the station, there were two persons onboard. The lifeboat was on scene at 2151 and with pump ready, two crew were placed onboard the craft, it was discovered though, that the owner had managed to resolve the problem and was happy to return to Gillingham Marina unaided. The lifeboat was released and returned to station at 1045. Wstly 4.