25th June

25th June

Inshore lifeboat launched at 0031 to yacht aground in Stoke Creek, River Medway. On scene at 0100, tow established and the yacht was towed clear of the marsh into deeper water and then towed to a safe mooring further up the creek. The ILB was released and returned to station at 0211. SW 4/5.

All weather lifeboat launched at 1940 to report of a single handed 23ft yacht broken down and drifting, initial position placed to the East of Southend Pier, lifeboat attempted to D/F the casualty, but nothing heard, the lifeboat was then directed to search to the North West of the Kentish Windfarm, still nothing visual or no contact on radio, whilst continuing the search, a message was received by an outward bound vessel, who had sighted a craft answering the description in the area of the Maplin buoy. Lifeboat proceeded to the location and located the drifting craft, person onboard okay, a tow was established and the craft was towed back to Queenborough harbour, where it was finally secured at 2324, lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service at 2355. SW 6.

24th June

24th June

Inshore lifeboat paged at 1945, to report of Female jumped from Rochester Bridge. ILB stood down at 1953, person confirmed to have been recovered by local craft and all well.

All weather lifeboat paged at 2345 to report of Yacht aground in entrance to Stoke Creek, River Medway, upon receipt of further information, the yacht was further up the creek and inaccessible to the All weather lifeboat, decision was made to page for Inshore lifeboat.

23rd June

23rd June

All weather lifeboat launched at 2018 to 22ft Yacht with 2 persons onboard, unable to make any headway in prevailing weather, initial position given as off Kentish Windfarm/Whitstable area. ALB proceeded and eventually located the craft to the South East of the windfarm, in choppy conditions after several attempts, a crewman was placed onboard and a tow was established, due to the conditions and size of craft, the tow proceeded at a slow speed until in the lee of the land, where it was more comfortable. The craft was eventually secured in Queenborough harbour at 2325. The lifeboat returned to station at 2337. Sthly 4/5.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2115 to 20ft cabin Cruiser reported aground on mud in Limehouse Reach, River Medway. ILB arrived on scene at 2200, tow secured and the craft refloated and towed back to Sun Pier, Chatham, where they were met by Medway CG. ILB returned to station at 2326. Sthly 4/5.