25th July

25th July

Inshore lifeboat diverted from exercise at 1957 to report of 4 persons cut off by the tide off Minster Beach Huts, ILB proceeded, but was stood down at 2005, when it was confirmed that all the persons were coming ashore. ILB returned to station at 2015. Easterly 3/4.

23rd July

23rd July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 0553 to Belgium yacht fouled propeller on mooring buoy in Queenborough harbour, once on scene, the crew attempted to free the mooring, but were unable to, due to the depth of the propeller. One of the yachts crew was placed ashore to get further assistance. ILB returned to station at 0630. SW 1.

21st July

21st July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1500 to a 24ft Speedboat broken down with 4 pob in Kethole Reach, casualty located and tow secured, craft towed to Chatham maritime in Upnor. ILB returned to station at 1705.    Estly 2.

19th July

19th July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1726 to 3 persons on Martello Tower off the Isle of Grain, UKCG concerned for their safety with high water approaching, ILB quickly on scene and the 2 males and 1 female were taken on board the ILB and landed ashore at Grain. The ILB returned to station at 1756. Easterly 3/4.

14th July

14th July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1203 to report of a body in the water near Thunderbolt Pier, Chatham Dockyard. On route to scene, the ILB was stood down at 1215 by UKCG, report confirmed that body was in a dock at Chatham Historic Dockyard and rescue units on scene. ILB returned to station at 1232. Easterly 2/3.

6th July

6th July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2347 to several reports of a Red Flare sighted over Bartlett/Rainham creek area, ILB carried out a search into creeks where the tide would allow, nothing seen. ILB stood down at 0020. ILB back on station at 0050. Estly 2.

5th July

5th July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1740 to report of vulnerable male missing between Barton’s Point and Eastchurch. ILB carried out shoreline search along with CG units and Police, nothing found, all SAR units stood down at 1817, person found safe and well at home. ILB returned to station at 1833. Variable 2.

2nd July

2nd July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1143 to Jet Skier broken down in Swale near Elmley. Casualty located by ILB in East Swale near No 2 channel marker. Person okay, ILB took casualty in tow for Kingsferry Bridge launch site, where he was safely landed at 1250 into the care of Sheppey Cg. ILB returned to station at 1306. Easterly 4/5.

30th June

30th June

All weather and Inshore lifeboats launched at 0016 & 0023 to a report of a person on board a craft off Gillingham Strand with a severe arm injury. Both lifeboats on scene at 0038, two casualty care trained crew embarked by ILB and taken across to craft, after initial assessment, the person was embarked by ILB and landed ashore into the care of CG and Paramedics, the ILB then returned to the craft and embarked a second person and landed him ashore. ILB then returned to the craft and made it secure on a mooring. Both lifeboats were released and returned to station at 0137. Easterly 3.

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1139 to a report from a member of the public of a craft on its side approx. 1 mile off Minster Leas, ILB arrived in area and carried out a search of the area, nothing visual, after talking to members of the public and some kayakers in area, who had also seen nothing, the ILB was released by the UKCG and returned to station at 1233. Easterly 3.

 

27th June

27th June

ALL weather lifeboat tasked at 1330 on leaving Gillingham marina after routine maintenance to a 30ft Cruiser putting out a ‘Pan Pan’ call after going aground and losing propulsion on Bishops Marsh opposite Kingsnorth jetty, 4 pob. ALB on scene at 1343, line passed to craft and towed clear into deeper water, casualty in tow for Gillingham marina at 1345, all well onboard, craft handed over to marina workboat and lifeboat released and returned to station at 1440. Estly 4/5.