18th June

18th June

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1448 to report of Children possibly in difficulties off Minster Leas, ILB on scene at 1457, seven children found trying to get back ashore from sandbank to the beach, ILB took them all onboard and landed them close to the beach in safe area, all okay & no medical attention required. Sheppey CRT, CG Rescue Helicopter, Police, Ambulance and Kent Fire/Rescue all proceeded to incident. With children all safe ashore, the ILB was re-tasked at 1505 to a 10 mtr Yacht broken down off Allhallows, 2 persons onboard. ILB on scene at 1524, yacht taken under tow, but due to the size and distance to safety, the All Weather lifeboat was requested, which arrived on scene. Tow passed over and ILB released to return to station.

The All weather lifeboat which had the Yacht under tow made good progress with the tow back to Queenborough Harbour, the yacht being secured alongside the all tide landing at 1720. In the meantime, the ILB had been launched again at 1639 to an empty Inflatable Kayak, reported tied to a navigational mark in the River Medway, concerns that person(s) may be missing from Kayak. ILB arrived on scene, to find that a Speedboat had collected the Kayak, which belonged to them and confirmed that no persons were missing. ILB released. Both the ILB and ALB both arrived back on station at 1733. E 3.

17th June

17th June

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1849 to 8 mtr Speedboat broken down 300 metres off the Shingle Bank, Minster, 5 persons on board. ILB on scene at 1854, craft taken under tow and towed the short distance back to the Shingle Bank Ramp. ILB returned to station at 1924. SW 2.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2238 to man overboard alarm activated on Personal Locator Beacon in area of Lower Upnor, River Medway. Several Port and Local craft on scene searching. ILB on scene at 2303, after further information, a Dutch yacht reported he had accidently activated alarm, no persons in the water or missing, with incident being resolved, the ILB was released and returned to station at 2330. SW 2.