23rd May

The ILB crew were back in action again at 1008 on Saturday 23 May after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to assist in another multi-agency incident, this time on Sheppey. With the incident reported as resolved the ILB was stood down and returned to station at 1155. After refuelling and cleaning down the ILB was ready for further service.
Having literally just left the boathouse the ILB crew were paged once again at 1344 with the UK Coastguard requesting the ILB launch to assist a Kite-Surfer reported to be in trouble in the area of Kingsnorth Jetty and Hoo Island in the River Medway. In worsening conditions with heavy squalls of rain and hailstones the ILB made best speed to the area given. At1415 the UK Coastguard sent the ILB a message reporting the Kite-surfer was now ashore and the crew could stand down.
The ILB was back on station at 1445. Wind WSW force 6-7 .