19th October

19th October

Sheerness Inshore lifeboat was tasked at 15:00 to a multi -agency incident in the Rochester area, the lifeboat was stood down at 16:10 and returned to station at 16:45 after the incident was resolved. Wind SW F6, slight seas and good viz.

16th October

16th October

Sheerness Inshore lifeboat was tasked tasked to assist a multi-agency incident close to the M2 bridge,Rochester. With a crew of three the lifeboat was launched at 01:15 and was on scene at 01:50 and was subsequently stood down at 04:10 and back on station at 04:45 after the situation was resolved.
Wind Westerly 2 with calm seas and good visibility.

10th October

10th October

Sheerness ALB was tasked at 02:07 on 10 October by the UK Coastguard to assist an eight-meter Sea-Ray Motor Cruiser with three people onboard which had gone aground on Grain Hard, which is a short distance from the Lifeboat Station at Garrison Point across the estuary mouth.
Launching in thick fog at 02:27  with a crew of six the Lifeboat was with the casualty vessel at 02:40.
Due to the lack of visibility, it was decided that the safest option was to lash the casualty vessel alongside the lifeboat and tow it back to the safety of Queenborough Harbour. Once alongside All-Tide Landing the casualty was released and at 03:41 the ALB commenced the short journey back to its moorings at Sheerness, arriving back at 04:04.
Thick Fog, Wind SW F1, sea state calm, visibility Very Poor., down to 1 Cable or less (appx. 160 mtrs)

6th October

Sheerness all-weather lifeboat ‘Judith Copping Joyce’ was requested to launch at 11:17  on Wednesday 6 October by the UK Coastguard in response to reports of an EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon) signal in the vicinity of St Mary’s Island, River Medway.
Launching at 11:34 with a crew of six the ALB was on scene at 12:10.
R163 Coastguard Helicopter which had also been tasked was on scene at 12:15.
After searching the area from which the signal had been transmitting and with nothing untoward found the lifeboat and the helicopter began a search back down river.
At 13:30 the UK Coastguard Requested that the ALB and helicopter both re-task to reports of a person in the water at St Mary’s Island.
At 13:45 the duty Sheerness RNLI DLA (deputy launching authority) spoke to Medway Yacht Club who confirmed that the person in the water was a regular swimmer in the area. With this information the UK Coastguard confirmed at 14:15 that the person was accounted for and the ALB could stand down from this incident.
The lifeboat then continued back towards station keeping a look out for anything untoward as regards the EPIRB incident.
The ALB returned to moorings at 14:51.
Wind WNW 21-25 KNOTS, sea state Slight, visibility Good.

3rd October

The Sheerness inshore lifeboat was tasked at 2300 on Sunday 3 October to reports of a small motor cruiser with engine failure in the Swale. Launching at 2312 with a crew of three the casualty vessel was located at 2333 near Long Point. The vessel had drifted onto the shore line on the South side of Long Point. The two people onboard reported that they were OK, but had been unable to restart their outboard or operate their VHF radio. Having attached a towline the ILB towed the vessel into Queenborough Harbour and secured it safely alongside the All-tide Landing.
The lifeboat was stood down at 0015 and was back on station at 0020. SE F3.

22nd September

Sheerness ILB was tasked to reports of incident at the Kingsferry Bridge, Police in attendance. Launching with a crew of 3 onboard the ILB was subsequently stood down as the incident had been resolved. Returned to moorings.

13th September

13th September

Sheerness ILB was tasked at 19:12 to reports of incident at the Kingsferry Bridge, Police in attendance. Launching at 19:26 with a crew of 3 onboard the ILB was subsequently stood down at 19:35 as the incident had been resolved. Returned to moorings at 1945, ready for service at 20:00. Easterly F4.

12th September

12th September

Sheerness ILB was requested to launch to reports of an incident at Rochester, River Medway. ILB launched 22:05 & proceeded up river,but was stood down shortly afterwards at 22:11, as the situation had been resolved by the police on scene. ILB back on station 22:15, ready for service 22:25. Southerly F4.

11th September

11th September

ILB requested to launch to search along Sheerness & Minster sea front following reports of a missing person.  ILB launched at 06:20 and started searching 06:34 from Sheppey Sailing Centre towards Minster Leas. CG mobile units were in attendance searching the beach areas. ILB completed search at 07:04 and with an ebbing tide, was unable to maintain the search close to the shoreline. ILB stood down 07:10 & was back on station & ready for service at 07:30. The person in question was found safe & well ashore shortly after this.

9th September

9th September

Sheerness ILB was tasked at 18:40 by the UK Coastguard to reports of a person in the water in the vicinity of Chatham Maritime. Launching at 19:00 with a crew of 3 the ILB was stood down at 19:10 when it was confirmed by the UK Coastguard that the person who had been within the Dockyard basin area was now in the care of Kent Police. ILB returned to station at 1915 and was ready for service at 19:30. Weather cloudy, Wind SW F3.