25th August

All weather lifeboat launched at 0722 to a 33ft yacht with 3 persons on board, which had suffered machinery failure South of the No2 Medway Channel buoy, lifeboat on scene at 0752, craft safely taken under tow and towed back to Queenborough harbour, where it was safely secured. Lifeboat returned to station at 0918. NW 4/5.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1659 to a small fishing boat with 4 occupants, broken down between Rochester and Strood, River Medway. ILB arrived on scene and passed a tow, craft towed back to its mooring at Cuxton Marina. ILB returned to station at 1915. SW 2.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2225 to report of Red Flare sighted in the Rochester area of the River Medway. ILB arrived on scene and commenced a search of the river from Gashouse Point up to Wickham reach, the crew search the main channel and the shoreline, CG teams also searching. With nothing found, the ILB was released and returned to station at 0016/26th. SW 2.