All weather lifeboat launched at 0330 to 8mtr Fishing vessel making water near Kentish Flats Windfarm, 2 persons on board. ALB on scene at 0420, crew of vessel had found the source of water ingress and stopped engine, using their own bilge pump and with assistance of lifeboat’s salvage pump, the craft was pumped dry and taken under tow for Whitstable harbour, where it was secured at 0545. ALB released and returned to station at 0625. Variable Light Airs.
ILB launched at 1124 to 28ft Cruiser aground on Queenborough Spit, 3 persons onboard. On scene at 1128, craft hard aground, with tide still on the ebb, the craft was made secure and the 3 occupants were taken off and landed ashore at Queenborough ATL, where the owner would make arrangements for re-boarding on the flood tide. ILB returned to station at 1205. Estly 2.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 2034 to Speedboat out of fuel with 5 persons onboard at Oakhamness Jetty, River Medway. ILB on scene at 2050, persons all well onboard, a small child onboard the speedboat was provided with a survivor blanket to protect them, craft safely under tow at 2100 and proceeded to Gillingham fuel pontoon, where craft was secured, after taken fuel and all well onboard, the ILB was released at 2202, returning to station at 2240. ESE 3.