27th July

The Sheerness RNLI all weather lifeboat ‘The George and Ivy Swanson’ was tasked at 1747 on Monday 27 July by the UK Coastguard in response to reports of A 10m yacht with two people on board that was struggling against strong SW winds and an ebbing tide North East of Garrison Point, Thames Estuary.
Launching at 1805 with a crew of 6 onboard the Lifeboat was on scene approximately 15 minutes later. At 1822 a tow was commenced to the All-Tide-Landing at Queenborough where the casualty vessel was secured safely alongside just over an hour later at 1925.
The ALB was released and arrived back on station at 1937 and was ready for further service at 1945.
SW gusting F7.
Photos courtesy Steve Elliot.

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