29th August

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2030 to report of small open rowing dinghy with one occupant having difficulty rowing against the tide near West Cant buoy. On scene at 2039, “Svitzer Tug” also standing by, person reported he was okay and in training for a Tournament, as the craft had no safety equipment, the person was advised to return to the beach under the escort of the ILB, once person safe ashore, the ILB was released and safety advice given by Sheppey CRT. ILB returned to station at 2123. Lt Airs, Calm.