All weather lifeboat launched at 0244 after a call from the UKCG reporting a 7 metre Yacht with 1 person on board, the CG was concerned for the welfare of the person who was in a poor state having had no sleep for more than 20 hours, the craft had contaminated fuel and therefore no engine. The casualty craft was found secured to a commercial mooring at Blackstakes in the River Medway, a line was attached and the vessel was towed to a safe berth in Queenborough harbour, where they were met by Sheppey CRT. ALB returned to station at 0350. NW 5/6.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 2310 after a call from SE Coast Ambulance service of a lady on board a moored craft at Strood, River Medway suffering from a wrist injury. The ILB arrived on scene and located the craft, the casualty was taken on board along with another person from a craft a short distance away, both were landed ashore at the Esplanade, Rochester to a waiting Ambulance and Medway CG. The ILB returned to station at 0045. NW 5/6.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 0008 to a 8 metre Cruiser aground on Grain Spit with 3 persons on board and a dog, craft had suffered gearbox problem and gone aground. ILB arrived on scene and craft now afloat, all persons safe and well, craft taken under tow for Queenborough harbour, where it was safely secured and met by Sheppey CRT. The ILB returned to station at 0145. NW 3/4.
All weather lifeboat launched at 1734 to a 15 metre yacht with 3 persons on board, on passage from Canvey Island to the River Crouch, when it suffered machinery failure and was drifting in the rough seas. ALB arrived on scene, after safely putting a crewman on board, a tow was established and the casualty was towed to the safety of the Lower Camber, Sheerness Docks. ALB returned to it’s moorings at 2000. NE 6/7.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 2012 to report of a person in the water off St Mary’s Island, River Medway. ILB arrived on scene and joined the search with Cg Helicopter Rescue 163 and Medway/Sheppey CRT, Whilst searching, further information was received that the person may actually be in water in the Dockyard basin, with no access for the ILB, the helicopter and shore teams continued the search, whilst the ILB was released to return to station, where it arrived at 2145. NE 5/6.
Inshore lifeboat paged at 1409 for report of capsized dinghy with 3 persons in the vicinity of Gillingham, the ILB was cancelled, when it was confirmed that the Kent Police boat was on scene and dealing with incident.