9th July

9th July

Both lifeboats launched at 1415 to an initial report of two speedboats involved in an incident at the Thamesport Terminal at the Isle of Grain. Both lifeboats arrived on scene and it was reported that one of the craft had crossed the wake of another craft and one of the passengers had been thrown forward and injured. Along with the lifeboats, Kent Fire/Rescue, CG Rescue Helicopter and Ambulance paramedics in attendance, the person was treated on scene by paramedics and lifeboat crew and transferred safely to the berth, where the person was transferred to hospital by ambulance. The damaged speedboat was towed back to Sheerness, no one else was injured. Both lifeboats returned to station at 1700. NE Lt Airs.

8th July

8th July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2037 to request from UK CG to rendezvous with Southend Hovercraft to a 22ft Cruiser aground on the mudflats off Hoo, there were 3 persons onboard. Having located the craft, a crewmember from the ILB transferred to the Hovercraft and he was able to guide the crew across the mud to the cruiser, the casualty was secured with an anchor and the three persons were taken onboard the Hovercraft and from there transferred to the waiting ILB, which landed them at Gillingham Marina. The ILB returned to station at 2220. SE 2/3.