6th October

Inshore lifeboat paged at 1246 for Kite Surfer reported in difficulties off Minster. ILB cancelled at 1251, person almost ashore with assistance of a Wind Surfer. NW 5.

All weather lifeboat launched at 1820 to a 30ft cabin Cruiser with fouled propeller and no electrical power at present in tow of Whitstable L/B off Whitstable area, there were two persons onboard the casualty craft. ALB on scene at 1855 approx. 4 NM East of the Spile Buoy, crewman placed onboard and the craft safely under tow at 1905, tow to Queenborough harbour passed without incident and the casualty craft was secured at 2045, ALB returned to station at 2100. NW 3.