1st August

The All weather lifeboat was called out to a 57-foot barge that had broken down in the Thames Estuary.
The crew of the Sheerness RNLI all weather lifeboat launched at 2139 on Thursday 1 August after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to a 57foot barge, with three people on board, that had suffered total steering failure in the Thames Estuary and was now at anchor on Blyth Sands.
The lifeboat was on scene at 2203 and crew member was placed on board the casualty to fix a towline. With this achieved the vessel was safely under tow at10.20pm and was secured in Queenborough Harbour at 0008 with assistance from the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team who were on the scene.
The lifeboat was back on station at 0020 and after refuelling was ready for service again at 0050.

Image may contain: outdoor