18th October

18th October

Sheerness inshore lifeboat launched at 1202 on Sunday 18 October to reports of a small yacht with one man onboard that was said to be pinned against the Kings Ferry bridge. Whilst on route a call from the UK Coastguard reported that the yacht had been towed clear by a jet-ski and was under its own power to Queenborough.
The lifeboat was stood down and back on station at 1221, after re-fuelling and cleaning was ready for service again at 1241. NNW 2.

 

15th October

15th October

Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat was tasked at 1229 by the UK Coastguard to respond to reports of a person in the water from a submerged vessel in the vicinity of Chatham Reach, River Medway.
Launching at 1242 with a crew of three the ILB was on scene at 1314
After reporting back to the UK Coastguard ‘nothing seen’ the ILB commenced a search but was updated by the UK Coastguard at 1340 after the Medway Coastguard Rescue Team had spoken again to the first informant from a nearby office block and reported that the person had been recovered by a RHIB from a local Yacht Club.
The ILB was stood down at 1340, returned to station at 1427 and was ready for service at 1450. Nthly 4/5.

11th October

Sheerness RNLI all-weather lifeboat crew were tasked at 0855 on Sunday 11 October by the UK Coastguard to respond to reports of a 29′ cabin cruiser with 3 people on board which was disabled due to becoming entangled in a mooring chain in the vicinity of Gillingham Reach.
Launching at 0917 with a crew of 6 onboard the Lifeboat was on scene at 0948.
At 1037 after the lifeboat crew had managed to release the casualty vessel it was then towed the short distance to a mooring opposite Gillingham Marina and the 3 persons were handed into the care of the Medway Coastguard Rescue Team who were present on shore.
The ALB was released at 1059 and returned to station at 1135. NW 4.