All weather lifeboat launched at 2205 to report of a 40ft Motor Vessel with 4 persons on board, craft had lost steering and gone aground in the vicinity of No2 Princes light buoy, several of the crew were suffering from sea sickness. ALB on scene at 2320 and casualty under tow at 2340, as the tide was suitable, it was decided to tow the casualty into Whitstable Harbour, where it was safely secured. The ALB returned to station at 0305. NW 5.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1129 to a report of a “Barge” on fire near the M2 Motorway Bridge at Rochester. The ILB was stood down at 1136, when it was confirmed to be a controlled burn, ILB returned to station and ready for service at 1210. Estly 2.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1341 to report from UK Coastguard of an injured person on board a moored yacht off Gillingham Strand, ILB advised that a man had fallen approximately 10ft from the mast on to another crewmember. ILB arrived on scene and one casualty care crewman was placed on board to assess the casualty, the ILB proceeded to Gillingham marina to collect a Paramedic. The Paramedic was placed on board the yacht and with the lifeboat crew assistance, the casualty was placed in a neck brace and onto a spinal board, the casualty was then transferred to the shore to awaiting ambulance. ILB returned to station at 1608. SW 2.
Inshore lifeboat launched again at 1902 to a craft reported aground at the M2 Bridge, Rochester. A second craft had gone to assist, but had also gone aground, the ILB crew were advised that a 13yr old boy had somehow crushed his fingers on the craft, the ILB once on scene, evacuated the boy to shore to ambulance, then returned to the craft and towed the craft to a mooring, the second craft had managed to free itself and returned to a mooring unaided. The ILB returned to station at 2125. Sw 3.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1957 to 8mtr Cruiser, broken down at Rochester, 2 persons onboard. ILB arrived on scene at 2035, tow established and casualty towed to pontoon at Chatham Maritime marina, where it was met by Medway Coastguard. ILB returned to station at 2250. Var 1.