31st August

All weather lifeboat was tasked by the UK Coastguard at 1633 on Saturday 31 August to assist a 20′ yacht with mechanical failure, reported to be in the vicinity of the SS Montgomery wreck, off of Sheerness seafront. Launching at 1646 with a crew of 6 the Lifeboat made contact with the casualty vessel via VHF, which had 2 persons on board. The casualty was located approx. 1.6 miles to the East of the wreck and a tow was quickly established at 1705. The Lifeboat with the casualty in tow proceeded to the Queenborough All Tide Landing where the yacht was safely secured at 1810.The Lifeboat was released and returned to station at 1825. WSW F4/5.