Sheerness Inshore lifeboat launched at 23:10 to assist in multi-agency incident for a missing person at Rochester, the search was called off at 00:23, person found safe by Police. ILB returned to station and ready for service at 01:25. NE 4.
The inshore lifeboat was tasked at 09:06 on Friday 28 May by the UK Coastguard to a report initially of a yacht dragging anchor at Slaughterhouse Point, River Medway.
Launching at 09:23 with a crew of three the lifeboat was on scene at 09:33 and having checked the position given, the crew soon located a yacht on its side. After hailing the skipper, it was confirmed he had arrived in the early hours of the morning and moored in the wrong place. He confirmed that he was happy to stay on board and await the next tide.
Based on this information the ILB was released at 09:43 and returned to station, refuelled and ready for service again at 10:20
Sheerness inshore lifeboat launched at 15:02 on Thursday 27 May when the Inshore lifeboat Buster was tasked by the UK Coastguard to reports of a Jet Ski with two people onboard that had broken down close to the Grain Martello Tower.
Having launched with a crew of three the casualty craft was quickly located. With a tow line attached the craft and its crew was towed to the Lower Camber Basin in Sheerness Docks where it was secured at 15:25.
The owners then made their own arrangements to have the Jet Ski and themselves recovered from the docks and returned to their base at Allhallows.
The inshore lifeboat launched again at 18:42 after being tasked again by the UK Coastguard who had received a call from a member of the public that persons, believed to be on Jet Skis, could be seen ‘waving’ and looked to be in trouble close to the Montgomery Wreck in the Medway Estuary.
Further information from a passing vessel reported that seeing no Jet Skiers but there was a group of Kayakers in the reported vicinity.
The ILB crew located the Kayakers midway between the wreck and shore off Sheerness and after checking that all were ok and not in need of any assistance the Lifeboat was stood down at 19:10and returned to station at 19:30. ENE f 3/4.
Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ was tasked at 15:57 on Sunday 9 May to reports of a person with a dinghy presumed to be stuck on the mud at Hoo Island,River Medway.
Having launched at 16:10 with a crew of three the lifeboat was subsequently stood down whilst on route at 16:19 after Medway VTS confirmed that they could now see the dinghy and its occupant under tow from a Jet skier.
The ILB was back on station and ready for further service at 16:27. W force 4.
Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 03:46 on Sunday 2 May 2021 after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to a multi-agency incident in the Medway estuary. The lifeboat was released at 04:37and having returned to station was ready for duty again at 05:15. Weather clear with light NE wind.
Sheerness and Southend RNLI lifeboat crews rescued two jet skiers and their craft who had run aground on Grain Spit in the Thames estuary
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ were tasked by the UK Coastguard at 14:48 on Saturday 24 April to reports of two jet skiers aground on Grain Spit, a short distance from the Lifeboat Station at Garrison Point, Sheerness.
Launching at 15:04 on an ebbing tide with a crew of three the Lifeboat was on scene at 15:16, where it was immediately apparent that due to the state of the tide the ILB would not be able to get close to the jet skiers and their craft which were now sitting high and dry.
After consulting with the UK Coastguard, the decision was made that a crew member from the lifeboat would make way on foot across the mud to the casualties and that at the same time the Southend Hovercraft would be tasked to come and assist.
With the Sheerness lifeboat crew member along with the Southend Hovercraft crew on scene the jet skiers and their craft were then transported back to deeper water.
With the two people reporting that they were OK they were then escorted by the Sheerness ILB back to Queenborough Harbour from where they then made their own way back to the original launch site at the Kingsferry Bridge where they were met by the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team.
The Lifeboat was released from the incident at 16:07 and was back on station at 16:12, cleaned, refuelled and ready for service at 16:30.