16th June

16th June

All weather lifeboat launched at 2356 to the 30ft Yacht from previous day, reported to be in difficulty again, this time with two persons on board. Craft reported to be in same position, but upon arrival on scene, no signs of craft and only comms by mobile phone, further info gleaned stated, that the craft may be off Sheerness seafront. Casualty located at 0030, at anchor close the Sheerness Outfall buoy, UKCG concerned for the safety of occupants, the craft was taken under tow and secured in Queenborough Harbour, where the lifeboat was met by Sheppey CRT. ALB returned to station at 0135 and ready for service at 0150. SW 4. (Owner had returned to craft in evening and pumped craft out and attempting to sail back to Gillingham).

15th June

15th June

All weather lifeboat launched at 2315 to 30ft Yacht aground on Grain Outfall and taking on water. 1 person on board, ALB on scene at 2318, Yacht being illuminated by Svitzer tugs Monarch and Harty. ALB closed the casualty and managed to recover the occupant from the forward part of craft, which was by now almost under water. The person apart from being wet, had suffered no injuries. ALB returned to the boathouse to await Sheppey CRT, whilst waiting, the ILB was launched to attempt to secure the yacht to the outfall beacon. The ALB returned to provide illumination and safety cover, the ILB managed to successfully secure a rope between the yacht and beacon, thus avoiding a navigational hazard. Both lifeboat returned to station at 0040, ready for service at 0100. SW 2.