3rd March

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1823 to 23ft yacht with machinery failure, 2 persons onboard, craft reported drifting off Stangate Creek, upon arrival of ILB, nothing visual, further update from casualty, placed them close to Grain Hard buoy, ILB proceeded and located casualty, tow line secured and casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough harbour. ILB returned to station at 1950. SE 3.