21st September

Inshore lifeboat crew paged at 0955 and placed on standby as protester’s from Greenpeace had boarded a Car Carrier and the dock where it was due to berth. The ILB remained on standby until it was stood down by UKCG at 1045.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1338 to a 25ft motorboat broke down near Fowley Island in East Swale, there was one person onboard. Upon arrival of the ILB, the owner had managed to re-start his engine and ILb intended to escort the craft, but shortly after, the engine stopped again. The ILB secured a tow line and the casualty vessel was towed to Queenborough harbour, where it was secured. ILB returned to station at 1615. SW 4/5.