29th November

29th November

ILB LAUNCHED TO PERSON THREATENING TO JUMP OFF BRIDGE

Inshore Lifeboat launched at 1653 to report from Kent Police of person threatening to jump from Sun Pier, Chatham. On route, the ILB was further advised, that person(s) had left the pier and no one now in danger, ILB stood down and returned to station at 1722. SW 5/6.

27th November

27th November

ILB LAUNCED TO REPORT OF PERSONS STUCK IN MUD

Inshore lifeboat launched at 0008 to report of person stuck in the mud near Warden Point in the area of Jetty road, Whitstable lifeboat also proceeding. It was confirmed that the person had been recovered and was in care of Kent Ambulance service just prior to the arrival of the ILB, but the UKCG reported that a second person may be involved, both Lifeboat and CG teams carried out a shoreline search before being stood down at 0107. The ILB returned to station at 0144. SSE 2.

23rd November

23rd November

ILB LAUNCHED TO LOCATE MISSING DOG

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1630 to report of dog having swum out from shore and not returned at Horrid Hill, River Medway.

ILB arrived on scene to commence search, advised, that the dog was deaf and blind.

Luckily the dog came ashore at Motney Hill and was found by a member of the public, who advised the owner and was re-united with his animal.

ILB returned to station at 1730. Estly 3.

18th November

18th November

ILB ATTENDS GROUNDED YACHT IN MEDWAY

Whilst both ILB and ALB were on exercise, at approx. 1045 UKCG reported a Yacht aground in the River Medway near No 22 buoy.

Once on scene, 2 persons requested to be taken off the yacht leaving 2 on board, who were happy to remain on board until the next H.W.

The ILB took off 2 persons and transferred them to the ALB and proceeded towards Chatham Marina, where the ILB landed the two.

Both lifeboat returned to station at 1300. Wind was easterly 5/6.

9th November

9th November

ILB LAUNCHED TO BROKEN DOWN DAY BOAT IN MINSTER

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1518 to small day boat broken down off Minster Shingle bank.

With 2 persons on board the craft required assistance

The ILB duly arrived on scene and towed the craft back to the launch ramp at the shingle bank, where they were met by Sheppey CG.

ILB returned to station at 1555. Wind was southerly 4/5.

3rd November

3rd November

ALB LAUNCHED TO BROKEN DOWN CRAFT OFF MINSTER

The all weather lifeboat launched at 1734 to report of a 50ft Craft broken down and at anchor with 3 persons and 1 dog on board off Barton’s Point.

The ALB was on scene at 1745, craft was in fact a 15ft Dayboat, which had launched from the sailing club, craft taken under tow to Queenborough, where it was secured on the all tide landing.

ALB returned to station at 1850. Wind was SSW 4/5.

29th October

29th October

With no other craft in vicinity to assist, the Inshore lifeboat was launched at 1755 to a 26ft Open Fishing Boat, broken down in Limehouse Reach, Rochester,River Medway, 4 persons on board. The ILB arrived on scene and towed the craft to a safe berth on the pontoons at Strood Yacht Club, the 4 occupants all okay. ILB returned to station at 2010. Northerly 5/6.

22nd October

22nd October

Inshore lifeboat launched at 0450 to report from UKCG of a Female in the sea in a distressed state off Sheerness seafront. The casualty was sighted by Sheppey CRT who had also been mobilised and guided the ILB to the casualty, who was now out of her depth and disappearing under the water. Having found the casualty, a crew member entered the water and managed to hoist her inboard, once on board, the ILB sped to the beach and landed the casualty into the care of Sheppey CRT to await the arrival of an ambulance, it is believed the casualty had been in the water more than 30 minutes. ILB returned to station and ready for service at 0545. NE 4/5.

16th October

16th October

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1456 to report of a person may have jumped from A2 Bridge, Rochester. ILB arrived on scene and carried out an exhaustive search of the river with nothing found. The ILB was released, leaving CG teams to continue the search. ILB back on station at 1740. SW 4.

14th October

14th October

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1237 after a call to UKCG reporting concerns for the safety of some people in the water attempting to recover a 4 x 4 stuck in the mud off the Shingle Bank, Minster, ILB arrived on scene to find a man still in the half submerged vehicle, with concerns for his safety he was advised to return to the shore, which he did. With unsuccessful attempts to recover the vehicle, the ILB crew recovered the tow lines for the safety of other beach users. ILB returned to station at 1330. NW 2.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1754 after a call from UKCG reporting a Life Raft had been sighted drifting off Gillingham Pier. Whilst on route to the scene, the ILB was advised that Medway CRT had recovered a “Karley Life Float” (as found on small passenger vessels)  at Gillingham fuel pontoon, believing that no persons were involved, the ILB returned to station at 1840. Nthly 4/5.