3rd August

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1738 to a lifebuoy in the water at Rochester Bridge with possibly someone holding onto it. ILB proceeded at best speed to scene, on route ILB advised that there was also a dog in the water at Rochester struggling to reach the shore. ILB on scene at 1803, lifebuoy sighted, when recovered it was tied onto some fenders with an anchor, chain and rope attached, no signs of any persons. ILB also advised that the dog had managed to reach the shore and re-united with its owner. With everything in order, the ILB was released and returned to station at 1850, rehoused at 1930. Estly 2.

All weather lifeboat launched at 2204 to 47ft Narrowboat with engine problem reported as just East of Garrison Point. 3 persons on board. On leaving the lifeboat berth, the casualty was immediately sighted alongside one of the tugs on Sheerness Docks. ALB alongside at 2205, the craft was secured alongside the lifeboat and towed into Queenborough harbour, where it was secured at 2241. ALB released and returned to station at 2252. Estly 2.