26th October

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1455 to report of 24ft Motor Boat making water and in danger of sinking off Sun Pier, Chatham, one person onboard. ILB located casualty craft at 1525 upstream of Sun Pier, owner managed to bail craft out, but concerned about being afloat. ILB towed craft to Strood, where the craft was secured in a drying out berth, once owner safe ashore, the ILB was released and returned to station at 1650. Var, Light Airs.