5th October

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1652 to report of a cruise aground close to seafront, Sheerness, 2 occupants seen waving for assistance. ILB arrived at location given at 1659, visibility extremely poor and nothing seen in area. Whilst searching the area, there was a break in the fog, the ILB sighted a craft aground on Grain Spit. Having established this was the craft in question, the ILB secured a tow and towed the craft into deeper water from where they escorted the craft to safety in the direction of Allhallows, ILB returned to station at 1735. Estly 2.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2225 to a report from the UKCG of possibly 3/4 persons in the water in the area of Sun Pier, Chatham. CG Helicopter Rescue 163 and shore based CG teams also proceeding, ILB on scene at 2305 and along with CG teams a search of the river was carried using infra-red and image intensifying equipment. With nothing found, the ILB returned to station at 0015. Estly Lt Airs