8th July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2037 to request from UK CG to rendezvous with Southend Hovercraft to a 22ft Cruiser aground on the mudflats off Hoo, there were 3 persons onboard. Having located the craft, a crewmember from the ILB transferred to the Hovercraft and he was able to guide the crew across the mud to the cruiser, the casualty was secured with an anchor and the three persons were taken onboard the Hovercraft and from there transferred to the waiting ILB, which landed them at Gillingham Marina. The ILB returned to station at 2220. SE 2/3.