28th September

Inshore lifeboat launched at 0008 to a 8 metre Cruiser aground on Grain Spit with 3 persons on board and a dog, craft had suffered gearbox problem and gone aground. ILB arrived on scene and craft now afloat, all persons safe and well, craft taken under tow for Queenborough harbour, where it was safely secured and met by Sheppey CRT. The ILB returned to station at 0145. NW 3/4.

All weather lifeboat launched at 1734 to a 15 metre yacht with 3 persons on board, on passage from Canvey Island to the River Crouch, when it suffered machinery failure and was drifting in the rough seas. ALB arrived on scene, after safely putting a crewman on board, a tow was established and the casualty was towed to the safety of the Lower Camber, Sheerness Docks. ALB returned to it’s moorings at 2000. NE 6/7.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2012 to report of a person in the water off St Mary’s Island, River Medway. ILB arrived on scene and joined the search with Cg Helicopter Rescue 163 and Medway/Sheppey CRT, Whilst searching, further information was received that the person may actually be in water in the Dockyard basin, with no access for the ILB, the helicopter and shore teams continued the search, whilst the ILB was released to return to station, where it arrived at 2145. NE 5/6.