9th October

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1503 to 8 metre craft with flat battery at anchor in Stangate Creek, River Medway, one person on board. Attempts by UKCG to find a craft to assist were exhausted, so after consulting crew, it was decided prudent to assist the craft before darkness fell. ILB arrived on scene and took the craft under tow for Queenborough, where it was duly secured with the assistance of the Harbour Trust. ILB returned to station at 1612. SW 2.