21st March

21st March

Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ were about to launch on exercise at 1148 on Sunday 21 March a call from the UK Coastguard requested they make their way to the Warden Bay beach area of the island in response to reports of a kite surfer potentially in trouble. With a crew of three onboard the Lifeboat was on scene at 1212 where two persons with a kite surf were spotted.
The Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team were also on scene and confirmed the two people were now making their way back to shore.
Due to the low state of the tide the Lifeboat stood off until it was confirmed the two were safely back ashore and in the care of the coastguard team.
The Lifeboat was released from the incident at 1232 and arrived back on station at 1322 where it was cleaned, refuelled and ready for further service at 1350. Northerly 2/3.

28th February

Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster ’were tasked at 1349 by the UK Coastguard in response to concerns for a fisherman who had been seen approx. 200-300m offshore in the vicinity of Motney Hill, River Medway.
The Lifeboat launched at 1401 with a crew of 3 onboard but was subsequently stood down after it was confirmed that the fisherman was safe.
The ILB was re tasked at 1407 to an ongoing incident at Warden point at the Eastern end of the Island where two people had become stuck in the mud, thankfully with an ebbing tide.
Making best safe speed in the very foggy and misty conditions the lifeboat arrived on the scene at 2.45pm where teams from Kent Fire and Rescue ,the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team and Kent Ambulance using specialised equipment were in the process of extracting the couple from their predicament.
The ILB was released at 1520 the from the incident after the assets on scene decided it would be safer to transport the casualties along the beach path rather than back through the mud to the lifeboat.
The Lifeboat returned to station at 1545 and was refuelled and ready for service again at 1600. Mist and fog, Wind NE F3.