18th September

18th September

Sheerness ILB was tasked at 07:47 by the UK Coastguard to assist in the medical evacuation of a male casualty , 70 years of age on a yacht at Queenborough All TIde Landing who had sustained a suspected broken ankle. Launching at 08:05 with a crew of 3 onboard the ILB was on scene less than 10 minutes later. After liaising with Sheppey CRT & Ambulance Crew a plan was formulated to extract the casualty safely and by 08:38 this had successfully been achieved and the gentleman passed into the care of the other agencies on scene. The ILB was released at 08:38, returned to Station at 08:40 and was washed down, refuelled and ready for service by 09:04. ENE F 5.

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17th September

17th September

Sheerness ALB was tasked at 17:58 to respond to reports of a 20ft cabin cruiser reportedly 2.5 NM off of Shellness in the Thames Estuary. Launching at 18:15 with a crew of 7 onboard the ALB made its way to the position given by the UK Coastguard. At 19:03 the Lifeboat had visual on the casualty vessel which was approximately 1.7NM from their position. It was immediately apparent to the Lifeboat Cox’n that due to the ebbing tIde and that L.W was under an hour away that the Lifeboat would not be able to approach any closer to the casualty until 22:30-23:00 when the tide had flooded sufficiently. After conversations with the UK Coastguard who had been in contact with the vessel occupants by mobile phone ( as they had no VHF) confirming that the casualty vessel was anchored, had provisions and were happy to wait the ALB was stood down at 19:49. The UK Coastguard had been in contact with Whitstable Lifeboat Station who would later be tasked to assist once the tide had flooded sufficiently. The ALB returned to Station at 20:59 and was refuelled, washed down and was ready for service at 21:30. NE F5/6.

15th September

15th September

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2312 on Tuesday 15 September after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to reports of an 18 foot craft with a 60yr old man onboard that had lost power and was drifting in the vicinity of Whitewall Creek opposite the Chatham Historic Dockyard.
Having launched with a crew of three the lifeboat located the casualty at 2341. A towline was attached and the vessel was towed to safety further along the creek. Once the craft had been secured the lifeboat was released and arrived back on station at 0100 where it was refuelled and made ready for further service.  ESE 2.