9th August

The ILB was launched again on Tuesday 9 August after a call from the UK Coastguard reported an EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon) signal transmitting from a vessel moored in Upnor Reach. The lifeboat located the vessel at 08:50 with no persons on board. Having located the EPIRB it was handed over to the Medway Coastguard Rescue Unit who were on scene.
The lifeboat was released at 09:00 and was back on station and ready for service again at 09:50.
Wind SW 4 with slight seas and moderate visibility.