2006 Callouts Histoy

1.1.2006
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ILB launched to person threatening to jump from Rochester bridge, ILB stood by whilst Police talked person to safety. 1021 – 1205. Nthly 3.
21.1.2006
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ILB launched to 16ft Dayboat, broken down near No 4 Medway Channel buoy, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to local yacht club slipway. 1750 – 1908. NE 1/2.
18.2.2006
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ILB launched to concerned dog owner who might enter the water after his dog, which swam away from beach at Isle of Grain, ILB arrived on scene to find owner & dog safe ashore. 1521 – 1538. Sthly 1/2.
4.3.2006
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ILB launched to report of person threatening to jump from new Sheppey crossing, River Swale, ILB stood by, whilst Police talked person down to safety. 0110 – 0200. NE 2.
6.3.2006
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ILB launched to carry out search of foreshore from Sheerness to Warden Point for missing elderly person, search joined by CG, Police and Rescue helicopter. Person found safe and well inland. 1318 – 1520. NW 3.
14.3.2006
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ALB launched to carry out Radio D/F search, following 121.5 “hit” from satellite, ALB proceeded to West Oaze buoy, nothing detected on D/F or from further passes of satellite. 0800 – 0933. SE 3.
17.3.2006
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ALB launched to evacuate injured person from pontoon at Thamesport Container terminal after falling from ladder, ALB crew assisted Ambulance personnel to stretcher casualty to ALB and then after re-positioning Lifeboat, casualty was lifted to jetty by crane to awaiting Ambulance. 2053 – 2202. Estly 4/5.
28.3.2006
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ILB launched to report of Person(s) stranded in Queenborough Hbr, ILB established communications with persons stranded on barges and transferred 6 persons back to their Tug. 0124 – 0211. SW 5/6.
1.4.2006
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ILB launched to 18ft Sail Yacht aground in area of Slayhill Marshes, River Medway with one person onboard, casualty located and ILB stood by until craft refloated, casualty towed clear of marshes and towed to safety of Queenborough hbr. 0115 – 0422. SW 4/5.
13.4.2006
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ILB launched to carry out search of foreshore between Gillingham & Chatham for missing Person, ILB was recalled, when person found safe and well ashore. 0520 – 0540. Wstly 3/4.
17.4.2006 ILB launch requested to broken down speedboat off Minster, ILB stood down before launch. Casualty assisted ashore.
17.4.2006
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ILB launched to Speedboat,(same as previous call), broken down again off Minster, reported to be 6 persons onboard, ILB arrived on scene to find craft being towed ashore, ILB stood by until ashore and then requested by CG to remain in area, as owner was intent on going out again. ILB was released when owner placed craft on trailer. 1610 – 1736. Wstly 3.
19.4.2006
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ALB diverted from routine exercise to broken down Safety Boat and dinghy off Upnor, River Medway, 3 person onboard, casualty located and towed to Royal Engineer’s Jetty.

1950 – 2230. Wstly 3.

26.4.2006
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ILB launched to report of craft in trouble off Sheerness seafront, upon investigation, craft was moored and shorelights were reflecting off craft’s windows, no one onboard. 2157 – 2225. Estly 1.
27.4.2006
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ALB launched to evacuate injured seaman with badly broken arm from outward bound Tanker in Sea Reach channel, casualty evacuated and landed ashore to ambulance at Sheerness. 1759 – 1905. Estly 1.
30.4.2006
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ILB launched to report of small racing Hovercraft in trouble off Kingsnorth Jetty, Rvr Medway, ILB arrived on scene to find one craft had been lifted out of water and 2nd was laying alongside jetty (both had broken down), a 3rd craft had reportedly proceeded to Gillingham Strand but unknown if arrived, ILB proceeded to investigate, craft found safe ashore at Gillingham, ILB returned to Kingsnorth and safely saw the other hovercraft lifted out of water, all persons safe and accounted for. 1613 – 1735. Estly 3.
3.5.2006
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ALB launched to medivac sick person onboard Angling Boat in Medway Channel, rendevouzed with craft, sick person evacuated and landed ashore at Sheerness to Ambulance. 1545 – 1643. Var 2.
19.5.2006
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ALB launched to 68ft, 38 ton “Classic Yacht”broken down and blown ashore onto sandbank off Shoebury, 3 persons onboard, Rescue Helicopter also proceding, upon Lifeboat’s arrival, Rescue 125 standing by overhead, casualty at anchor. ALB managed to close the casualty and secure a towline, casualty was towed into deeper water and after checking for damage, the casualty was towed to the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 1543 – 1853. SW 7/8.
21.5.2006
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ALB launched to 16ft Dayboat broken down at Pan Sand beacon,( over 15 mls from station), two persons onboard, casualty located and the two occupants taken onboard the Lifeboat, craft taken in tow for Herne Bay Hbr where upon arrival the occupants and craft were handed over to a local angling boat, Lifeboat returned to Sheerness.

1617 – 1930. Sthly 4/5, very squally.

25.5.2006
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ALB launched to 27ft Angling Boat with fuel problems at the East Cant buoy, 2 persons onboard, whilst on passage, the casualty managed to regain power and proceeded inwards, the Lifeboat escorted the casualty to the safety of the River Medway.

2301 – 0100. SW 2.

27.5.2006
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ALB launched to 19ft “Bayliner Sportsboat” broken down and at anchor approx half a mile off Warden Point, 3 persons onboard, casualty located, occupants taken onboard and craft towed to the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 1635 – 1830. SW 4/5.
28.5.2006 ILB Crew paged for launch at 1608 for craft reported in trouble in Stangate Creek, River Medway, launch cancelled at 1611, casualty assisted by other craft.
28.5.2006
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ILB launched to 20ft Cabin Cruiser broken down and drifting under jetty at Sheerness Docks, 5 persons onboard and dog. Casualty towed clear of jetty and towed to a safe berth in Queenborough Hbr, all persons ok. 1855 – 1957. NW 1.
9.6.2006
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ALB and ILB both launched to assist Rescue Helicopter 125 in search for overdue Microlight aircraft with one person onboard from Rochester Airport, ALB carried out search of main navigable channel upto St.Mary’s Island, whilst the ILB carried out search of the creeks and inlets off the river, serach continued upto loss of daylight, nothing found. 2019 – 2230. Estly 3.
10.6.2006 ILB crew paged at 0404 for person in the water off Sheerness, launch cancelled at 0414. Person recovered by Police.
10.6.2006 ILB crew paged at 2320 for small rubber dinghy with two persons onboard drifting off Garrison point, launch cancelled at 2322, persons & dinghy recovered by Pilot Cutter.
11.6.2006
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ILB and ALB both launched to carry out search of foreshore between Grain and Allhallows for two missing 14 year old girls, search joined by rescue 125 and all units searched upto just west of Egypt Bay, nothing found. 0300 – 0535. Sthly 1.
11.6.2006
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ILB launched to 15ft dayboat aground on mudbank off Elmley, River Swale, 6 persons onboard including two children, ILB closed to within 1/4 of a mile of craft, 2 crew walked across the mud to craft, but decided that mud was too deep to evacuate casualties. Rescue 125 was called, who airlifted casualties to the shore and re-united ILB crew back to ILB. 1700 – 2020. Sthly 2.
12.6.2006 ILB crew paged early afternoon for person thought to be in trouble off seafront, launch cancelled.
17.6.2006 ILB crew paged at 0345 to person in the water off seafront, launch cancelled, person recovered.
26.6.2006 ILB crew paged at 1152, person thought to be in trouble off seafront, launch cancelled as ILB was launching, 1st informant had seen buoy.
27.6.2006
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ILB launched to small open boat thought to be in trouble off Darnettness, River Medway, upon arrival, no assistance was required, occupants fishing. 1842 – 1948. Estly 2.
2.7.2006
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ALB launched whilst at Station Open day to 22ft Motor Cruiser with 2 persons onboard broken down off Warden point, casualty located off Royal Oak point and taken in tow to Queenborough Harbour. 1435 – 1630. Estly 3.
2.7.2006
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ILB launched to report of two swimmers in trouble off Sheerness seafront, ILB located swimmers making back towards shore, ILB escorted them to beach. 1524 – 1630. Estly 3.
15.7.2006
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ILB launched to 14ft Speedboat drifting off Copperhouse marsh, Rvr Medway with 4 persons onboard, casualty located with outboard failure and towed to Gillingham pier, where it was secured. 1730 – 1920. Estly 3/4.
16.7.2006
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ALB and ILB diverted from Helicopter exercise to 10mtr yacht reported to be making water 1 mile South of Southend pier with 3 persons onboard, craft pumped dry and no further ingress of water, casualty went to anchor with 1 Lifeboat crewmember remaining onboard whilst ALB/ILB continued Helio ex, upon completion, ALB returned to casualty & checked yacht, no further ingress of water, leak found to be leaking stern gland which had been repaired, no further assistance required. 1135 – 1410. Estly 3.
16.7.2006
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ALB launched to carry out search for 14ft Speedboat with two persons onboard unsure of it’s position and stranded on sandbank, Lifeboats from Whitstable, Margate & Walton and also Rescue helicopter 125 also involved in search, casualty was located aground on Maplin Sands approx 3 mls NNE of Blacktail Spit, the 2 occupants were airlifted by helicopter to Southend. 2126 – 2317. Estly 3.
20.7.2006
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ILB launched to report of two children cut off by tide on sandbank off the Leas, Minster, upon arrival two girls were sighted upto their necks in the water, both were taken onboard the ILB suffering from the cold, (both were non-swimmers), casualties landed ashore to CG. 1639 – 1747. SW 4/5.
21.7.2006
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ILB launched to report of child trapped in the mud off Gillingham, Rvr Medway, ILB was recalled, when it was confirmed that the child had been safely recovered and was safe ashore. 1928 – 2002. SE 2.
23.7.2006 ILB Crew paged at 1416 for report of 2 swimmers in trouble off Minster, launch cancelled at 1418, swimmers being assisted by local Lifeguards.
23.7.2006
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ILB launched to 17ft Cabin Cruiser with Outboard failure off Elphinstone Pt, River Medway, 3 persons onboard. Casualty located and towed to slipway at Gillingham Pier. 2129 – 2332. Wstly 2.
26.7.2006
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ALB diverted from exercise to report from Dutch Yacht of a swimmer in trouble off Southend pier, casualty was recovered by yacht’s crew and then transferred to Southend L/B, Sheerness ALB released to return to station. 2020 – 2130. NE 3.
31.7.2006
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ALB launched to 24ft Yacht with two persons onboard at the Maplin Edge buoy, one of the crew unwell, Southend L/B also proceeding, Sheerness ALB arrived on scene and 2 persons and their dog transferred to ALB, they were subsequently landed at Southend pier to CG. ALB then returned to Southend L/B & yacht and assisted in towing the casualty back to Southend. 0256 – 0730. SW 4/5.
31.7.2006
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ILB launched to drifting inflatable off Sheerness with two persons onboard, casulties recovered and taken ashore, where they were landed to CG. 1557 – 1630. SW 5/6.
9.8.2006
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ALB launched to 24ft Yacht dismasted with 3 persons onboard South of Sea Reach No 2, upon arrival two crew placed onboard and recovered yacht’s rigging and made secure, casualty towed to entrance of Hadleigh Ray, where the casualty proceeded under it’s own power back to it’s mooring. 2126 – 2318. NW 4/5.
13.8.2006
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ALB launched to 48ft German Cruiser with two persons onboard, suffered machinery failure and in tow of another German craft, but making little headway, near to Red Sand towers, upon arrival of ALB, casualty had managed to restart their engines and requested Lifeboat escort them to Hbr. Casualty was escorted to Queenborough Harbour. 1927 – 2201. SE 3/4.
20.8.2006
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ILB launched to 23ft Yacht aground on mudbank in River Medway after suffering Machinery Failure and broken forestay, 2 persons onboard, ILB crew assisted where possible, craft remained aground and crew happy to remain onboard. 1318 – 1510. Wstly 4/5.
21.8.2006
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ILB launched to carry out foreshore search of base of Minster Cliffs for 2 children possibly missing, ILB was recalled when children were found safe and well at top of cliffs. 1625 – 1653. NW 3/4.
21.8.2006
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ILB launched to report of child stuck in mud off Gillingham Strand, on route to casualty, it emerged their were 3 youths trapped in mud, ILB arrived on scene and stood by whilst youths managed to make shore under watchful eye of ILB, CG & Fire service. 2007 – 2116. NW 2/3.
22.8.2006
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ALB launched to 46ft Trawler Yacht South of Red Sand Towers with broken rudder, 3 persons onboard, casualty located NW of Middle Sand Bn and towed to safety of Queenborough hbr. 0854 – 1155. NW 2/3.
25.8.2006
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ALB launched to 8 mtrĀ  Motor Cruiser broken down with failed fuel pump, 4 cables North of Bartons Point, 2 persons onboard, casualty located and towed to Queenborough hbr. 1551 – 1725. SE 2/3.
28.8.2006
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ALB launched to 10mtr Essex Smack aground on Lappel Bank off Queenborough Hbr, 2 persons onboard, attempts by ALB to tow casualty off were unsuccessful, owner given safety advice for next HW. 2041 – 2127. NW 3.
2.9.2006
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ILB launched to 18ft Dayboat with broken fuel line just, East of West Cant buoy, 3 persons onboard, casualty towed to Queenborough Hbr to obtain new parts. 1038 – 1202. SW 4.
2.9.2006
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ILB launched to 23ft Yacht aground in entrance to Queenborough Hbr due to adverse weather, with 4 persons onboard, ILB towed casualty clear and towed craft to All Tide landing, but due to conditions, it was decided to place casualty on buoy, 3 persons were landed ashore, casualty secured to buoy with assistance from ILB crew, owner landed ashore. 1609 – 1737. SW 6 gusting 8.
8.9.2006
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ALB launched to report of small Yacht drifting between No’s 2 & 3 Sea Reach, 23ft yacht located, one person onboard, owner advised that he had drifted into main shipping channel, casualty escorted out of channel and safety advice given. 0440 – 0610. Nthly 3/4.
9.9.2006
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ALB launched to 37ft Sea Cadet launch broken down with gearbox failure 1 mile East of Mid cant bn, 4 persons onboard, casualty located and towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1425 – 1626. Estly 4.
11.9.2006
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ILB launched to stand by 31ft Fin keel Yacht aground on saltings at Slayhill Marsh, with 3 persons onboard, having run aground on previous HW, ILB stood by until casualty refloated and then assisted in towing casualty clear and escorting it into main navigable channel. 0210 – 0425. SE 1.
12.9.2006
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ALB launched to carry out search following report from passing Container ship of a small white flashing light(possibly a lifejacket) in vicinity of SE Mouse buoy, London VTS also detected echo on radar, ALB carried out search and located a small balloon with silver/metallic ribbon which could have been reflecting in moonlight, arae checked, nothing else untoward. 0400 – 0633. Var 1.
15.9.2006 ILB crew paged at 1612 following report of Kite Surfer in trouble off Minster, however the launch was cancelled at 1616, person made shore unaided.
16.9.2006
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ILB launched to carry out search following report of man seen entering the sea off Sheerness, ILB carried out search along with Rescue Helicopter 125 & CG, after two hours searching, nothing was found. 0633 – 0912. Nthly 2.
23.9.2006
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ILB launched to 7mtr Powerboat broken down off Bartons Point with 5 persons onboard, ILB towed casualty to shingle bank slipway and assisted occupants in recoveing their craft onto trailer. 1440 – 1545. Estly 3.
5.10.2006
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ILB launched to Two Sailboarders in difficulties off Minster Leas, both casualties were safely recovered with their rigs and landed ashore to CG, no medical attention required, 1600 – 1708. SW 5/6. (First launch for new IB 1)
7.10.2006
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ILB launched to 14ft dayboat reported aground near Darnettness, River Medway, 3 persons onboard including a 6yr old child, no comms, only mobile phone, ILB located casualty on Hoo mudflats approx 2.5 cables from No 23 lightbuoy, but due to it being L.W, ILB unable to close, after CG contacted craft, it was decided that ILB would return later that evening on flood tide. 1959 – 2110. SW 2.
7.10.2006
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ILB launched to dayboat aground on Hoo mudflats, upon arrival of ILB, casualty now afloat with outboard running, ILB escorted casualty into deeper water, where it transferred a crew member and two of the casualties occupants, the ILB escorted the casualty to the safety of Gillingham marina. 2237 – 0031. SW 2/3
8.10.2006
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ILB launched to report of Yacht aground on Burntwick island, River Medway, ILB located casualty with 1 occupant, unable to refloat casualty at this time, crew layed out anchor and checked craft for damage. ILB came across 2nd yacht also aground on Island, only 1 occupant, ILB crew checked craft for damage and layed out anchor, before returning to station. 1430 – 1613. SW 3.
9.10.200
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ILB launched to the Two yachts aground on Burntwick Island, ILB stood by 1st yacht until there was suffient water to refloat the craft and tow her into deeper water, once in main channel, the craft proceeded to Queenborough hbr under her own power. ILB returned to 2nd yacht, but after several attempts was unable to refloat the craft, yacht made secure and occupant taken off, where he was landed at Queenborough Harbour. 0042 – 0402. SW 3/4.
8.11.2006
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ILB launched to assist in search for missing 40 yr old male in West Swale, ILB carried out search of banks and creeks along with Whitstable L/B and Coastguard, nothing untoward found. 1240 – 1530. SW 3/4.
14.11.2006
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ALB launched to fire onboard Warship HMS Illustrious on Greenwich ship moorings, ALB to provide safety cover in case of evacuation, ALB was stood down when it was confirmed that fire had been brought under control by ships company. 1800 – 1850. SW 4/5.
19.11.2006
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ILb launched to Sailboarder in difficulties off Minster Leas, casualty reported to have been on his board for some time and suffering from exhaustion, casualty recovered and landed ashore to CG, no medical attention req’d. 1453 – 1547. SW 4/5.
25.11.2006 ILB Crew paged at 1317 to report of Kayaker in trouble off Minster, launch was cancelled as crew were mustering.
30.11.2006
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ILB launched to 23ft motorboat with 2 persons onboard, broken down in entrance off Sharfleet creek, Rvr Medway, casualty located and towed to Queenborough hbr. 1957 – 2145. Sthly 3 gusting 6.
1.12.2006
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ILB launched to assist Police with person possibly missing in vicinity off Sun Pier, Rochester, person was located by Police and ILB released. 2235 – 0050. WSW 3.
3.12.2006
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ILB launched to report of Red Flare sighted on a bearing of 245 degrees from Garrison Point, ILB carried out search of Lower reaches of River Medway, nothing found, ILB released due to deterioration in weather conditions. 0136 – 0340. SW 6 gusting 8.
20.12.2006
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ILB launched to report of upturned craft near Kingsferry Bridge, River Swale, ILB located dinghy and bags from craft, search was joined by Local Port workboat and Sheerness ALB, search carried out, it was later discovered by the CG, that the craft had capsized earlier in day and all it’s occupants were safe, ILB 1720 – 1943, ALB 1755 – 1943. NW 1.
24.12.2006
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ALB launched to 65ft Ex-German Torpedo recovery launch, with two persons onboard, with steering failure and reported to be making water, casualty on passage from Faversham to the River Humber, casualty lost generator overboard and lost communications, position given as near the Red Sand towers but on route to casualty this was updated to near the Spaniard buoy, casualty fired a red flare to identify position, casualty located and was towed to the safety of Queenborough Hbr. Both the occupants were landed ashore at Sheerness. 2015 – 0030. Estly 3/4.