3rd October

The Sheerness inshore lifeboat was tasked at 2300 on Sunday 3 October to reports of a small motor cruiser with engine failure in the Swale. Launching at 2312 with a crew of three the casualty vessel was located at 2333 near Long Point. The vessel had drifted onto the shore line on the South side of Long Point. The two people onboard reported that they were OK, but had been unable to restart their outboard or operate their VHF radio. Having attached a towline the ILB towed the vessel into Queenborough Harbour and secured it safely alongside the All-tide Landing.
The lifeboat was stood down at 0015 and was back on station at 0020. SE F3.