2008 Callouts Histoy

2008 Callouts Histoy

4th February ILB launched to report of Person in the Water at Rochester, ILB was recalled, when it was confirmed that Person had been recovered by a local Workboat. 0709 – 0735. SW 4/5
6th February ILB launched to report of Wildfowlers stranded and cut off by tide on Nore Marsh, River Medway, Rescue 125 also proceeding, ILB arrived on scene and checked each individual Wildfowler, all reported to be ok and happy to remain where they were, ILB released. 1157 – 1316. NW 4
10th February ILB launched to report of Red Flares in area of Gillingham marina, ILB carried out thorough search of Hoo Island and south side of Gillingham Reach, nothing untoward found. 1843 – 2030. Estly 2.
18th February ILB & ALB launched to report of overdue 15mtr Yacht with 3 persons onboard and also a report of Red Flares in River Medway, upon commencement of search, the yacht was located safe & well at Chatham. Lifeboat continued a search of Stangate creek, nothing untoward found. 1920 – 2043. Lt Airs,Dense Fog.
21st February ILB launched to report of Person threatening to jump off Rochester bridge, ILB was recalled, when it was confirmed that call was a hoax. 2302 – 2341. SW 5.
8th March ILB launched to 18ft Sports Dayboat with 2 persons onboard, broken down and at anchor off South Boom. Casualty located and suffered flat battery, craft was towed to Queenborough causeway. 0636 – 0830. SW 3/4.
12th March ALB launched to report of Jet Skier in difficulties, drifting towards Eastchurch, ALB located casualty, who was taken onboard ALB very cold, the jet ski was left adrift, whilst ALB investigated a report of another jet Ski drifting further East, this report turned out to be the same Jet Ski, ALB returned to original Jet Ski and took it in tow for Sheerness. Casualty and the Ski landed ashore. 1637 – 1815. Wstly 7/8.
16th March Whilst ILB was on exercise, they came across a small dayboat with it’s propellor fouled by the anchor cable, the ILB crew managed to successfully free the propellor and the craft proceeded on it’s way. 1057 – 1100. NE 4/5.
16th March ALB launched to 32ft Yacht with it’s propellor fouled by the anchor cable and still on seabed, ALB crew placed onboard and after considerable effort and time, the anchor was eventually raised and found fouled by discarded wire cable, Casualty was towed into Queenborough hbr, whereit was secured, the 3 occupants were landed ashore by Lifeboat. 1326 -1710. NE 7/8 gusting 9.
21st March ALB launched to Two Anglers stranded on Sun Pier pontoon, Rochester after the brow to pontoon collapsed, anglers safely recovered and landed at Chatham marina pontoon. 2356 – 0150. NW 7/8.
30th March ILB launched to report of 3 Persons stranded on Derelict barge off Sharps Green, River Medway, on route to casualty ILB suffered gearbox failure, ALB was launched to assist and recovered ILB, subsequently launched XP boat and recovered the 3 persons and landed them ashore to CG, XP boat recovered and ILB towed back to station, where a replacement outboard was fitted later in the evening. 1820 – 2125. SW 3.
24th April ALB launched to 31ft Angling Boat with suspected Fuel problem in vicinty of East Cant buoy, one person onboard, on route to casualty, the craft had managed to re-start his engine and making slow progress towards Southend, ALB escorted the craft back to his moorings at Southend. 0122 – 0310. SW 1/2.
26th April ILB launched to report of Jetski with 3 occupants aground on Copperhouse Marsh, River Medway. One person was attempting to swim ashore and was recovered by the ILB, who suffering from the cold, he was landed ashore into the care of HMCG, the ILB returned to the jestki and recovered the other two occupants and towed the jetski to Gillingham Strand, where they were landed ashore. 1745 – 1915. SW 3.
27th April ILB diverted from exercise to report of Suicidal person on Rochester bridge, ILB was recalled, when it was confirmed that person had been detained by the Police. 1212 – 1245. SW 2.
29th April ALB launched to 42ft Oceanis Belgium Yacht with two crew, craft suffered electrical failure and estimated position between N.Oaze and Sea Reach 1 lightbuoys, casualty unable to start engine, craft was located West of the S.Shoebury, one crewman placed onboard and casualty taken in tow for Queenborough Hbr, where she was secured on the All tide landing. 1753 – 2015. SSE 5
3rd May ILB launched to 42ft “Canadian Canoe” with 13 persons onboard paddling from River Thames to Whitstable, but meeting adverse tidal  & wind conditions half a mile off Garrison Point, ILB took craft in tow for safety of Queenborough hbr. 2008 – 2122. NE 3.
3rd May ILB launched to JetSki towing Speedboat with a total of 5 persons onboard, both craft suffered fuel problems, position given as half a mile North of Martello Tower, Grain, casualties located approx 5 cables NE of Martello tower and both craft towed to safety of Queenborough hbr. 2140 – 2309. NE 3.
5th May ALB launched to 26ft yacht with 3 persons onboard, aground on Bishop’s Ness marsh, River Medway, ALB arrived on scene and secured tow line around casualties hull and successful pulled the yacht clear, no damage was sustained and the yacht continued upriver to Chatham. 1425 – 1500. NE 3
5th May ALB returning from previous incident, when tasked to 23ft Angling Boat broken down with 3 persons onboard and at anchor between Barton and Warden point. Casualty located and towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1513 – 1750. NE 3
11th May ILB launched to 18ft Dayboat with Electrical failure on Outboard, 5 persons onboard incl young child, casualty located North of Nore marsh, River Medway and taken in tow for Hoo Creek, where it was handed over to another craft. 1824 – 1935. Estly 2
21st May ALB launched to 14mtr Brixham registered Fishing Vessel with reported Engine Room fire, 2 persons onboard, position East Cant. On route to casualty, the crew managed to extinguish fire but lost engine power, ALB arrived on scene and took the casualty in tow for Queenborough Hbr. 2116 – 2335. Estly 3
24th May ALB launched to report of craft drifting and making water with 2 persons onboard, initial pos’n estimated as Sea Reach 7, but not confirmed, no details on craft. ALB commenced search at Mid Swatch buoy, attempted to D/F casualty, but all unsuccessful, search continued and was joined by Rescue 125, Southend L/B & ILB and later by Sheerness ILB, no further communications with casualty and no visual signs. The two occupants were located on the shoreline by Rescue 125 near Allhallows, some 4 hrs after incident began. Rescue 125 airlifted the the casualties to Southend Hospital. 0114 – 0600. Estly 5/6
24th May ILB launched to assist ALB with above search. 0410 – 0600. Estly 5/6.
24th May ALB launched to 20ft Yacht aground and pounding on Grain Spit with 3 persons onboard, Police RIB on scene attempting to get tow onboard, ALB stood off in deeper water, whilst Police RIB attempted tow, craft were joined by Sheerness ILB. Police RIB successfully towed casualty clear, ILB passed over ALB’s tow line and a crewmember and casualty safely towed into Queenborough Hbr. 1050 – 1220. Estly 6
24th May ILB launched to assist ALB with Yacht aground on Grain Spit as above. 1057 – 1220. Estly 5/6
24th May ILB launched to report of two persons in the water hanging onto No 30A buoy, River Medway, ILB arrived on scene to find two 17yr youths sitting on a sailboard, extremely cold, casualties taken onboard and landed ashore to ambulance at Gillingham Marina.

ILB then assisted a 35ft yacht with an injured crewmember onboard, owner had suffered a broken arm after being hit by boom, ILB assisted the person ashore and the remaining crew, then towed the yacht to a mooring off the Marina. 2048 – 0010. NE 7/8

26th May ALB launched to “EPIRB” hit in a position near Allhallows, Isle of Grain, ALB searched area visually and with D/F, nothing untoward found. ALB was then tasked to a report of a 80 to 100ft Barge adrift in River Swale off Harty ferry, unsure if anyone onboard and possible damage it may do going through moorings, due to the distance to barge, it was decided to launch the ILB to investigate. ILB found craft ashore near entrance to Conyer Creek, no one onboard and owner making arrangements to tow barge back to Harty Ferry
26th may ALB 1244 – 1535. NE 8 gusting 10, decreased 6/8.  ILB 1329 – 1600. NE 6/8
31st May ALB & ILB both tasked at 1954 to report of Fletcher speedboat with one person onboard overdue after departing Gillingham Marina for Brightlingsea, RNLI units stood down at 2004 when craft was located at Wakering Stairs, Essex, safe and well.
2nd June ALB launched to assist Gravesend Lifeboat with fishing vessel making water near Bltyh Sands, ALB arrived on scene with pump, but Gravesend Lifeboat successfully pumping out craft and towing it to Holehaven Creek, ALB stood by. 1725 – 1909. Estly 3.
5th June ILB launched to report of person in the water off Minster, ILB located person, who was training for long distance swim and all ok. ILB returned after offering safety advice. 1436 – 1515. NW 3.
7th June ILB launched to report of Person in the water off Leysdown, ILB carried out search along with Whitstable L/B and Essex police helicopter, person found safe ashore. 0045 – 0220. NE 2
21st June ILB launched to report of Labrador Dog on Copperhouse Marsh, owner concerned. ILB located dog, who swam back to owner on mainland. 1605 – 1715. SW 3
25th June ILB launched to Sailboarder reported unable to make the shore off Minster, ILB brought casualty ashore and landed him to HMCG. 2025 – 2107. SW 4
27th June ILB launched to report of small dinghy drifting off Leysdown with 2 persons onboard, ILB located craft and found two adults quite happily fishing and in no danger. ILb returned to station. 1806 – 1940. WSW 4
29th June ILB launched to Jet Skier broken down near Kingsferry Bridge, River Swale, casualty located approx 200 yds from Bridge on Sheppey side, casualty taken onboard ILb and his jet ski towed to Queenborough causeway. 1918 – 2036. WSW 4
1st July ILB launched to report of Two persons trapped in mud off Sheerness, upon arrival of the ILB, the two persons were making their way ashore unaided, ILB stood by until safe ashore. 1745 – 1811. Sthly 2.
2nd July ILB launched to report of twp persons cut off by tide on South Boom barges, ILB carried out search of area, no one seen or nothing untoward. 1158 – 1315. Var, Lt Airs
4th July ALB launched to 7mtr Yacht aground on Burntwick island with 2 persons onboard, upon arrival, casualty hard aground, due to falling tide, attempted tow aborted and owner happy to remain onboard until next HW, ALB released. 0245 – 0351. NW 2
13th July Whilst on exercise, ILB assisted 25ft Yacht aground on the Horse Sands, River Swale. ILB crew assisted in placing out anchor for owner and making craft secure, the ILB then transferred the three occupants to another yacht in the area. 1130 – 1325. NW 1/2
15th July ILB launched to report of Speedboat drifting in Kethole Reach, River Medway, upon arrival of ILB, nothing could be seen, ILB commenced search working it’s way upriver, Casualty was located at Gillingham Pier, where another craft had towed the vessel in, ILB crew assisted in recovering craft to it’s trailer. 2144 – 2320. Wstly 2
17th July ALB launched to report of Yacht located near Red Sand Towers with it’s engine still running & underway, Whitstable L/B and Rescue 125 also proceeding, ALB commenced a search in vicinity of Red Sand Towers, Rescue 125 located a dinghy South of Shoebury with one occupant, this was confirmed as the person missing from yacht.

Person was airlifted to Whitstable L/B, who transferred the person back to his yacht. Sheerness ALB towed the Yacht into the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 1133 –  1435. Wstly 4/5

19th July ILB launched to 30ft Cruiser previously aground in South Yantlet Creek, 2 Persons onboard, now unsure of how to navigate to main channel, ILB arrived on scene and one crew member transferred, ILB escorted craft clear & upriver to Chatham Marina 2354 – 0240. NW 3
20th July ILB launched to report of Man Overboard near Rochester Bridge, whilst on route, casualty was recovered by a local craft and second person assisted. ILB stood down.  1650 – 1726. NW 4/5
31st July ILB launched to report of Canoe possibly in trouble with 2 persons onboard off Sheerness Seafront, ILB commenced search, but casualty was located safe ashore on beach. 1542 – 1620. Sthly 2
31st July ILB Crew paged to 3 persons onboard inflatable dinghy reported to be drifting off Beach at Sheerness, ILB was stood down before launch, persons safe ashore
3rd August ALB diverted from exercise to 38ft motor sailer reported to be sinking in vicinity of Red Sand towers with 4 persons onboard, Lifeboats from Southend and Whitstable and rescue 125 proceeding. ALB arrived on scene, one person airlifted to hospital by 125, the other three occupants were transferred to the ALB, pumps from Helio and Lifeboats stemmed the ingress of water and the craft was towed to Southend Ray by the ALB. 1202 – 1600. SW 5/6
6th August ALB launched to 9mtr Fishing Vessel who’s fishing gear had snagged it’s propellor and a navigational buoy off Sheerness, 2 persons onboard, casualty held up into tide, whilst it’s crew cut away it’s nets, casualty then towed into Queenborough Hbr. 0438 – 0645. SW 3
9th August ALB launched to Ro-Ro Vessel inward at Sea Reach 7 with crewmember onboard with severe crush injuries, due to the injury after discussion with Vessel’s Captain, Doctor, CG and Lifeboat, it was decided to land the casualty at Tilbury, ALB released. 0230 – 0340. SW 3
9th August ILB launched to report of Person in the water off Sun Pier, Rochester, ILB carried out search along with Police Boat, Rescue 125 and CG/Police units ashore, nothing found, search units released. 0659 – 0940. SW 3. (A body was later recovered as tide receded)
9th August ALB launched to 35ft Angling Boat with 8 persons onboard broken down North of Red Sand Towers, casualty located, one crewmember transferred and casualty towed to safety of Queenborough hbr. All occupants landed ashore at Sheerness. 1151 – 1515. SW 6
10th August ALB launched to 42ft Yacht with jammed Jib sail East of Montgomery Wreck, 6 persons onboard, two crewmembers transferred and managed to lower and stow the sail, yacht towed into the shelter of the River Medway, where it continued it’s passage under it’s own power. 1230 – 1425. SW 6
12th August ILB launched to report of jet Skier broken down opposite Gillingham Strand, ILB arrived on scene, jet skier taken onboard ILB and his craft towed back to Gillingham, casualty landed to ambulance suffering from slight hypothermia. 1810 – 1945. SW 6/7
14th August ILB launched to Yacht aground on West Shore of Sheerness Hbr with 2 persons onboard, ILB crew placed out anchor for craft and re-assured crew, arrangements made to return to craft later in the evening on flood tide. 1655 – 1728. SW 3
14th August ILB re-launched to above yacht when owner became concerned that craft was making water through planking, upon arrival, although still aground, the yacht was making a lot of water, ILB returned to station to collect ALB’s salvage pump and returned to yacht, the craft was pumped out several times before refloating, once afloat, the ingess of water ceased and craft was towed into Queenborough Hbr. 1806 – 2103. SW 3
15th August ILB tasked to report of person in the water off Bartons Point, Minster trying to retrieve his dog, ILB stood down, when person and dog returned to shore
15th August ILB launched to report of person seen to enter the water off Chatham Docks, ILB carried out a search of the River along with Rescue Helio 125, Fire launch and CG/Police units ashore. Nothing found. 2343 – 0225. SW 1/2
17th August ALB launched to 60ft Tug broken down and drifting between Blacktail Spit and Maplin buoy, 2 persons onboard, Southend L/B also proceeding, ALB arrived on scene at casualty, who was now near the Maplin Edge buoy, one crewman transferred with radio and casualty taken in tow for the Medway, the tow made only 5 knots and casualty was eventually secured in Queenborough Hbr. 1519 – 2005. WSW 4/5
18th August ILB launched to 26ft Yacht broken down near Kingsferry bridge with 3 persons onboard, casualty had previously been aground, ILB towed the craft back to the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 0220 – 0415. SSE 2.
24th August ALB diverted from exercise to 26ft Cruiser broken down near Nore Swatch buoy with two persons onboard, casualty towed safely into Queenborough hbr. 1105 – 1205. SW 4/5
24th August ALB launched to 29ft Yacht with one person onboard in distressed state following an incident onboard resulting in the other crewmember being airlifted by Rescue 125, Burnham L/B standing by, upon arrival of ALB, person was transferred to ALB and two of Lifeboat’s crew transferred to yacht, the casualty was towed into Queenborough hbr, where it was met by CG and Police. 1220 – 1700. SW 5/6
26th August ALB launched to 9mtr Yacht, broken down with engine problem, 3 persons onboard, position just North of Montgomery wreck, casualty located, one crewmember placed onboard and casualty safely towed into Queenborough Hbr. 2220 – 0015. Wstly 3
29th August ALB launched to medivac injured crewman from Cargo Vessel in Southend Anchorage, casualty has head injury which requires hospital treatment. ALB evacuated casualty to Sheerness, where he was transferred to ambulance. 1138 – 1245. Var 1/2
30th August ALB launched to 28ft Angling Boat, with 5 persons onboard, broken down with electrical failure just East of West Cant buoy, casualty located and towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 2052 – 2216. Estly 1/2
31st August ILB launched to report of Red Flare in Lower Rainham/Gillingham area of River Medway, ILB carried out search up to Hoo Ness and checked associated creeks, nothing untoward found. 2124 – 2345. SW 4
3rd September ALB launched to 22ft yacht with 2 persons onboard, which had suffered outboard failure and jammed rigging on mast, casualty drifting close to Sea Reach channel. Casualty located near S.Shoebury buoy and taken in tow for Queenborough hbr, where it was safely secured. 1645 – 1956. SW 5/6
15th September ALB launched to 32ft Cabin Cruiser sinking off Thamesport, River Medway, 3 elderly persons onboard, ALB arrived on scene along with local workboat, using Lifeboat’s pump, the craft was pumped out to establish the leak was from a failed seawater/hull hose fitting , the leak was successfully plugged and the cruiser towed into Sheerness. 1725 – 2142. Estly 2
24th September ILB paged for report of Female walking out into the sea off Sheerness seafront, ILB stood down as launching, person safe ashore
27th September ILB tasked at 2038 to report of person possibly missing from rocks at Garrison Point, ILB was stood down on launching , when person was located safe and well ashore
27th September ALB launched to 22ft Yacht with one elderly person onboard, unable to make headway against tide and unsure of his position, casualty located half a mile West of Mid Swatch buoy, person taken onboard ALB and yacht towed into Queenborough hbr. 2213 – 2355. Lt Airs
8th October ILB launched to 5 mtr motorboat with one person onboard, broken down off Montgomery wreck, ILB located casualty and towed to the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 1014 – 1150. Wstly 3
18th October ALB launched to 38ft Motor Cruiser with complete engine failure, drifting in South Yantlet Creek, River Medway, 4 persons onboard, casualty located and towed to the safety of Chatham Maritime marina. 1330 – 1545. WSW 5
25th October ALB launched to 18ft Dayboat broken down with Outboard failure approx 1 mile from Garrison Point, 4 persons onboard. casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1740 – 1855. SW 5
3rd November ALB launched to report of 30ft Motor Cruiser (later found out to be 50ft)aground and unsure of it’s position, but thought to be Burntwick Island, River Medway. ALB carried out search of area, but nothing found in River, a further search using ALB’s D/F eqpt and cross bearings by Thames & Dover CG, put the craft to the Eastern end of Sheppey. Casualty was eventually located aground off Leysdown, both occupants remaining onboard. 0340 – 0551. NNE 4/5
3rd November ALB launched to 50ft Motor Cruiser aground on beach off Leysdown, now requesting assistance to refloat, Whitstable L/B also proceeding, ALB arrived on scene and stood off awaiting suffient rise in tide, before a tow line was passed over via Whitstable L/B, some time later, the craft refloated, but shotly after, reported they were taking on water, two crew were transferred with pump, but the pump could not keep up with the ingress of water. It was decided to beach the vessel again, with it’s anchor released, Whitstable held the stern of the craft so the vessel’s bow was to sea. The pump and crew returned to the ALB and the two occupants were landed ashore by Whitstable L/B. 1400 – 1833. ENE 4
10th November ALB launched to assist in search for overdue 40ft Fishing Vessel with one person onboard off Shoebury, Rescue 125, Southend Atlantic, ILB and Hovercraft involved, extensive search carried out around the Mulberry hbr to the East and across sands. Nothing found of vessel. ALB released from search to return to station. 1601 – 1935. SW 5
15th November ILB launched to report of “Mayday” call heard on VHF, ILB carried out search of Saltpan Reach and Stangate/Sharfleet creeks, nothing located and no further communications. 2303 – 0030. NW 2/3
16th November ALB launched to 70ft ex-passenger vessel broken down off Columbine Spit with Fuel problem, 3 persons onboard, craft on passage from Ramsgate to London, casualty located and towed to Queenborough hbr. 1012 – 1400. SW 2/3
2nd December ILB launched to 17ft Dayboat broken down with electrical fault South of No 6 Medway Approach buoy, 3 persons onboard, casualty located and towed to Queenborough hbr. 1757 – 2010. Wstly 3/4
8th December ALB launched to carry out search of shoreline & cliffs at Warden Point for person reported missing, ALB carried out search along with it’s XP boat and Rescue helicopter 125, CG & Police units, with nothing found, the ALB was released to return to station. 2148 – 0040. SSE 2
20th December ILB launched to 27ft Yacht anchored off entrance to Queenborough with machinery failure, 4 persons onboard, ILB towed the craft to the dafety of All Tide Landing, Queenborough. 1427 – 1525. Wstly 4
29th December ILB launched to report of Two persons missing in Queenborough Harbour, ILB commenced search of moorings on East side, Cg, Police and Rescue Helio 125 joined search. ILB was re-tasked to another incident at Sharps Green, River Medway where a female in a distressed state was being restrained onboard a yacht, ILB embarked a Police Officer and took him out to yacht, subsequently the female, Police officer and a man were landed ashore at Sharps Green. The ILB returned to Queenborough to assist in the search for the missing persons before the search was terminated due to failing light. 1242 – 1600. ESE 2
29th December ALB launched to assist in search for report of two missing persons in Queenborough Harbour. ALB commenced it’s search along with other search units of harbour moorings and of Queenborough creek. ALB embarked three Police Officers to check the security of yacht’s on moorings, during these checks, some items of clothing were found onboard a yacht, this yacht was removed from the mooring to the All tide landing for further investigation by Police, due to failing light, the search was terminated and ALB returned to station. 1312 – 1600. ESE 2
30th December ILB launched to assist Kent Police and act as guard boat, whilst Police carried out the recovery of a body in Queenborough Hbr, once safely recovered, the ILB returned to station. 1052 -1240. Estly 1
2007 Callouts Histoy

2007 Callouts Histoy

21st January
ILB launched to 7 mtr Cabin cruiser with 2 persons onboard, broken down in Queenborough hbr, casualty located and towed to the All Tide Landing. 2347 – 0100. Wstly 5/6
22nd January
ILB launched to Two Wildfowlers cut off by tide on Nore marsh, River Medway, ILB arrived on scene and one crew member waded across the marsh to casualties, ILB was joined by Rescue helicopter 125 and the decision was made to airlift the casualties and their two dogs direct to shore, this was successfully done and ILB returned to station. 1352 – 1537. Wstly 6.
10th February ALB launched to 6 mtr Workboat with 3 persons onboard, broken down with fuel problem just West of Stangate creek entrance in River Medway, casualty located and safely towed into Queenborough hbr, where it was secured. 1357 – 1547. North Easterly 8.
14th February ILB crew paged for suicidal person at Rochester, crew stood down before launch.
22nd February
ILB crew paged at 2157 for overdue angling boat in River Medway, crew stood down before launch when craft arrived in Queenborough.
25th February
ILB launched to suicidal person threatening to jump from Medway M2 bridge, CG & Police in attendance. ILB stood down, when person was detained by police. 2320 – 2358. Sthly 2.
8th March
ILB launched to 5 mtr Dayboat, broken down with gearbox failure in Sheerness harbour, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough Harbour and persons landed ashore. 1530 – 1638. WNW 4/5.
11th March
ILB launched to suicidal female threatening to jump from Rochester bridge, ILB was released, when person was detained by Police. 1547 – 1605. Wstly 2.
13th March
ILB launched to 17ft “Fletcher” Dayboat broken down with fuel problem off Barton’s Point, 2 adults and 1 child onboard,  casualty towed to Sheppey Yacht Club slipway. 1603 – 1658. WSW 2/3.
28th March
ALB launched to 18ft Day Fishing boat broken down with electrical failure near Sea Reach no 2, 3 persons onboard, casualty located and towed into Sheerness Docks, where they were met by CG. 1720 – 1935. Var 1/2.
30th March
ALB launched to 27ft Angling Boat broken down with broken fuel pipe, 5 persons onboard, anchored NE end of Barrow Swatchway, 19 mls from station, casualty safely towed back to it’s mooring at Thorpe Bay, Southend. 1747 – 2154. Estly Lt Airs
7th April
ALB launched to report of ‘EPIRB’ hit in a position off Whitstable, ALB arrived on scene along with Rescue 125, commenced search and strong signal detected and homed onto, source of signal was ashore at Whitstable Hbr, search units stood down. 2245 – 0143. ENE 5/6
12th April ILB Launched to report of 7.5mtr RIB aground on Grain Spit with 2 persons onboard, ILB assisted casualty to refloat and then escorted to the safety of Sheerness Docks. 0001 – 0115. NE Lt Airs.
13th April
ILB crew paged for report of two persons trapped in the mud near Milton Creek, Rvr Swale, ILB was stood down before proceeding, Fire Service reports vechicle trapped, no persons involved. 1808 – 1815.
29th April
ILB launched to 14ft dayboat with machinery failure, 3 persons onboard, casualty located anchored on West Shore, Sheerness Hbr, casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough Hbr, where they were met by CG. 1955 – 2053. Estly 2.
30th April
ALB diverted from exercise to assist 6mtr RIB, broken down with gearbox failure, just East of Montgomery Wreck, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to Southend pier, where it was handed over to Southend L/B. 1109 – 1320. NE 3.
30th April
ILB & ALB launched to 12 mtr Cruiser reported to be aground on Seawall, just East of Garrison Pt, 2 pob, both Lifeboats arrived on scene to find Pilot Cutter and Customs launch standing off, ILB closed casualty and found both occupants safe ashore but slightly shook up, ILB crew walked casualties along seawall to waiting ambulance. craft remained beached and holed. 0114 – 0205. ENE 5.
6th May
ALB launched to 33ft Angling Boat broken down with gearbox problem, approx half a mile off Royal Oak Pt, Whitstable L/B on scene, the two persons onboard were suffering from severe sea sickness, Sheerness ALB took the casualty in tow, whilst Whitstable L/B landed the two occupants ashore at Sheerness Docks to waiting Ambulance, casualty secured in Queenborough Hbr. 1409 – 1630. ENE 5/6.
6th May
ALB launched to 72ft Dutch Motor Barge, broken down with 4 persons onboard just North of Sea Reach No 4, casualty has anchor down but not holding. Casualty safely towed into Queenborough Harbour. 0218 – 0420. SW 3.
7th May
ALB launched to 72ft Dutch Barge (same as previous service) broken down again off Garrison Point, ALB towed the casualty into Queenborough harbour, where it was secured and the 4 occupants landed ashore at Sheerness. 1000 – 1200. SW 4/5.
7th May
ALB launched to single handed 27ft Yacht, overcome by adverse weather in Medway Approach channel, occupant unable to leave tiller to lower sails, ALB located the casualty just East of No 1 buoy, and two crew were transferred to casualty, who lowered sails and secured tow. Casualty was towed to Queenborough Hbr. 1233 – 1447. SW 7.
7th May
ALB launched to 30ft Yacht, who put out Mayday after suffering engine and sail failure, just South of No 2 Medway Approach buoy, 2 persons onboard, ALB located the casualty and transferred crew onboard, casualty taken in tow and secured in Queenborough Hbr, the two occupants were landed ashore at Sheerness. 1453 – 1715. WSW 7
18th May
ILB launched to Person threatening to jump from Pier at Rochester Esplanade, ILB arrived on scene and stood by, whilst Police talked to person, he was subsequently detained. 1833 – 2100. Wstly 5.
26th May
ILB launched to report of suicidal female on Rochester Bridge, the person was detained by members of the public and the Police before the ILB arrived. 2325 – 0018. SW 5/6.
27th May
ILB launched to report of Two Persons struggling to reach the shore through the mud, with a rising tide off Motney Hill, River Medway. The ILb was stood down on route, when it was confirmed that the two persons had made shore safely. 1734 – 1810. Estly 3/4.
28th May
ILB launched to overdue 9 mtr Dutch Yacht with 3 persons onboard, on passage from Ijmuiden to Chatham, ILB carried out search of moorings from Queenborough harbour upriver to Chatham, nothing found. 2220 – 0130. Estly 3/4.
30th May

ALB launched to continue daylight search for 9mtr Dutch Yacht overdue at Chatham with 3 persons onboard. ALB proceeded to Medway Buoy where it commenced a search out through the Princes Approach channel, once at the East Margate buoy, the search was to the West through the Queens channel, the casualty was located under sail in this channel, they had lost all electrical power and had no communications, a crewmember was placed onboard and the casualty was towed to the safety of Queenborough Harbour. Rescue Helicopter & Lifeboats from Margate, Walton & Harwich also launched. 0455 – 1130. NNE 7/8.

2nd June
ILB launched to carry out search for Overdue 28ft Workboat with one person onboard, left Stoke creek 0800 27th, unknown destination. ILB carried out gradual search of Creeks and possible sightings working upriver. Casualty was sighted in Port of Rochester by Rescue Helicopter 127, ILB returning to station, CG investigating. 1246 – 1548. SSE 3/4
6th June
ILB launched to 29ft yacht with Machinery failure, with 2 persons onboard, drifting just upstream of Stangate creek, casualty towed into Queenborough Hbr. 1100 – 1240. East 1.
8th June
ALB launched to 9 mtr un-registered Fishing vessel on passage from Chatham to Liverpool, casualty lost all navigational equipment and unsure of position and no chart of area, 3 persons onboard. Casualty located in Medway channel and escorted to Sheerness Docks, where they were met by CG. 1017 – 1205. NE 3
10th June
ILB launched to report of Suicidal person in Queenborough Hbr, ILB was recalled shortly after launching, when it was confirmed that person had been detained by Police. 1739 – 1751. Nthly 1
21st June
ILB launched to 8 mtr Cruiser with gearbox failure near Mid Swatch buoy, 4 persons onboard, casualty located and taken in tow to Queenborough Hbr, where it was secured. 1518 – 1643. Estly 3.
23rd June
ALB launched to 22ft Yacht with electrical failure and unsure of position, one person onboard, casualty located by D/F and Radar, South of Red Sand towers, casualty towed into Queenborough harbour. 2309 – 0143. SE 3.
24th June
ILB launched to 14ft Motorboat broken down with outboard failure off South Boom, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to Shingle bank, Minster. 1534 – 1645. Wstly 4.
24th June
ILB launched to report of inflatable drifting just East of Garrison Pt, upon arrival ILB could see one person almost ashore being assisted by CG, 2nd person was seen struggling in the water, trying to keep afloat, ILB recovered person and landed him ashore to Cg, both persons taken to hospital by Ambulance. 1634 – 1720. SSW 3.
26th June
ILB launched to report of overdue inflatable with two children onboard from Kingsferry bridge to Leysdown, on route, Yacht located children off Sand End, East Swale, Whitstable L/B took casualties onboard and landed them ashore at Kingsferry bridge, Sheerness ILB escorted. 1907 -2027. SE 2.
30th June
ILB launched to 19ft Powerboat with overheating engine, 2 persons onboard, casualty located Sw of Oakhamness Jetty, Rvr Medway and towed to Gillingham Marina. 1557 – 1750. NW3/4.
3rd July
ILB launched to 26ft Yacht with Machinery Failure, one person onboard in Sheerness Hbr, casualty towed to Queenborough hbr. 1915 – 2045. SW 3.
15th July
ILB launched to report of capsized catamaran off Sheerness, with 2 persons in the water, ILB arrived on scene, both occupants ok and had deliberately capsized their craft during heavy thunderstorm, craft was righted and escorted back to shore. 1412 – 1455. SW 3.
21st July
ILB launched to Cabin Cruiser anchored in Sharfleet Creek with 62 year old person onboard suffering a cardiac arrest, ILB joined by Rescue 125 and casualty airlifted to Southend Hospital. 0832 – 1020. ESE 3/4.
21st July
ILB launched to 15ft Speedboat reported with Machinery failure in Long Reach, River Swale. ILB located casualty hard aground just upstream of Long Point, 3 persons onboard which included a 16 month old baby, casualties evacuated to ILB and landed ashore at Kingsferry Bridge into care of CG. 1850 – 1940. Sw 4/5.
22nd July
ILB tasked  and proceeded to 17ft Dayboat broken down off Warden Point with 5 persons onboard including two children, ILB located close inshore and towed casualty back to Queenborough Hbr, where they were met by CG. 1940 – 2200. Sw 3.
25th July
ILB launched to assist Kent police in recovery of body from River Medway, body had been got hold of by a local C.C, ILB recovered body and landed it ashore to Police & CG. 2045 – 2318. Sthly 2.
26th July
ALB launched to 28ft Dutch Yacht, dismasted near Spaniard buoy, 2 persons onboard, Whitstable Lifeboat  on scene and has casualty in tow, ALB arrived on scene and after transferring a crewman to the casualty, took the craft in tow, Whitstable lifeboat released, casualty towed to Queenborough harbour. 1420 – 1757. SW 6/7.
29th July
ALB launched to 40ft Canadian registered Sloop with 2 persons onboard, suffered engine failure and only under a storm jib, trying to make River Medway for shelter, ALB located and towed the casualty into the safety of Queenborough harbour. 1819 – 1940. SW 8.
3rd August
ILB launched to 23ft Motorboat drifting with 3 persons onboard off St Mary’s Island, River Medway, casualty located and towed to the safety Of Upnor Sailing club slipway. 2253 – 0040. NW 2.
5th August
ALB launched to 24ft Motor Sailor with 2 persons onboard, reported to have engine problems and possible making water, unsure of position. On route, casualty was located by Whitstable L/B, who took the casualty in tow for Whitstable, 2155 – 2249. SW 2.
6th August
ILB launched to report of two swimmers in difficulties off Minster Leas, upon arrival, both female swimmers were walking ashore and in no danger. 1346 – 1418. SE 2.
7th August
ALB launched to 35ft Dutch Sail Barge with engine failure 200yds West of Medway No 10 buoy, 2 persons onboard, on arrival of ALB, casualty had managed to restart engine, casualty escorted to Queenborough Hbr. 1720 – 1840. Wstly 2.
8th August
ILB launched to small inflatable drifting off Minster with 2 persons onboard, ILB located casualty with a 15 and 20 yr old onboard, taken onboard ILB and landed ashore at Minster along with the craft. 1441 – 1530. Estly 2/3.
9th August
ILB launched to 19ft Speedboat with 3 persons onboard, out of fuel and drifted ashore in Long Reach, River Swale, casualty towed to Kingsferry Bridge. 1810 – 1820. Estly 3.
12th August
ILB launched to report of child in the water off Minster, Rescue 125 also proceeding, Rescue units stood when it was confirmed child safe ashore. On returning to station, ILB was diverted to small 6.5 mtr rowing craft with single occupant, unable to make headway against tide around Garrison Point, casualty landed ashore at staion along with his craft. 1730 – 1836. NNE 3/4.
12th August
ALB launched to 18 mtr River/Canal Cruiser drifting with Engine failure off Shoebury, 3 persons onboard, casualty located 1/4 of a mile west of Shoebury Boom, tow secured and casualty towed into Queenborough Hbr. 1405 – 1640. SW 4.
15th August
ILB launched to 7 mtr Yacht drifted ashore on Lappel Bank following engine failure, 3 persons onboard, ILB stood by until there was suffient water to refloat Yacht and tow into Queenborough hbr. 2003 – 2158. SW 4/5.
18th August
ILB launched to report of inflatable being blown out to sea off Minster with one person in the water, upon arrival, person was safe ashore, but inflatable had been blown out to sea. 1221 – 1300. SW 7.
25th August
ILB launched to report of Red Flare sighted off entrance to River Medway, ILB carried out search of area, CG conducted search ashore and it was later confirmed that flare orignated from inland on the isle of Grain. 0303 – 0425. SW 2.
26th August
ALB launched to 32ft Motor Cruiser broken down and making some water, 4 persons onboard, position near Columbine Spit, Whitstable L/B also proceeding. ALB arrived on scene, Whitstable allready alongside, crewman placed onboard to recieve tow line and casualty taken in tow. One further crewman and portable pump placed onboard to pump water from craft’s bilges. On return passage, ALB was diverted to a report of a broken down Jet Skier South of Lifeboat’s position, jet skier was taken onboard and his jet ski taken in tow, occupant and ski subsequently handed over to Whitstable l/b for his return to Herne Bay, ALB continued to tow casualty to Queenborough hbr. 1317 – 1712. Lt Airs
2nd September
ILB launched to report of two persons cut off by tide off Minster Leas, ILB carried out search of area, nothing untoward seen, no further info from CG, call considered false alarm with good intent. 1905 – 1947. Estly 3.
2nd September
ALB diverted from exercise to 22ft Fletcher angling boat with complete engine failure on Maplin Sands, 3 persons onboard, casualty located in shallow water and taken in tow towards River Crouch, casualty handed over to Burnham Lifeboat to tow to mooring, ALB released to return to station. 1100 – 1503. Wstly 4/5.
4th September

ILB launched to report of two persons stranded on Hoo Island, River Medway, upon arrival, it was discovered, that the two persons were starnded in their dinghy off Hoo, attempts to reach them by foot, were unsuccessful, due to the deep mud, the ILB crew managed to throw them a light line and then the tow line & the ILB towed the dinghy with the two persons onboard off the mud & into deeper water, where they were taken to Gillingham Marina. 2057 – 2305. Wstly 4.
15th September
ILB launched to report of person walking into the River at Chatham, ILB was recalled on route, when it was confirmed the person had been recovered by the Police. 2140 – 2210. Nthly 1/2.
12th October
ALB launched to 22ft Cruiser broken down with 2 persons onboard, pos’n reported as off Allhallows, Casualty eventually located 4 cables SW of Sea Reach No 7, casualty taken in tow and subsequently handed over to Gravesend Lifeboat upriver of Mid Blyth buoy. 2140 – 0006. SE 2.
10th November ALB launched to 32ft Cruiser with machinery failure (fuel problem) off Warden pt, 3 persons onboard, casualty located by Mid Cant beacon, casualty taken in tow for Queenborough hbr where it was secured. 1738 – 1940. Var 2.
11th November ILB & ALB both launched to report of several Wildfowlers cut off by the tide on marshes on Burntwick Island, River Medway, ILB recovered three persons and their dogs and reunited them with other members of the shooting party on safe ground on Sharfleet Marshes. The ALB checked out a further report of wildfowlers cut off on Bishops Ness, the persons were all safe and in no danger. 1235 – 1415. NW 4.
21st December ILB launched to Person threatening self harm on Rochester Bridge, ILB stood proceeded with caution due to nil visibility and then stood off whilst police apprehended person. ILB released at 2345. 2252 – 0036. Lt Airs, Fog.
28th December ALB launched to 30ft Cabin Cruiser with 3 persons onboard, craft reported drifting and making water in vicinity of the Oaze Bank, Southend L/B and Rescue 125 proceeding, ALB arrived on scene, the 3 persons had been rescued from their sinking craft by Southend L/B & were in the process of being airlifted to hospital. The RNLI Lifeboats were stood down after the craft sunk. 1300 – 1425. SW 7.
2006 Callouts Histoy

2006 Callouts Histoy

1.1.2006
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ILB launched to person threatening to jump from Rochester bridge, ILB stood by whilst Police talked person to safety. 1021 – 1205. Nthly 3.
21.1.2006
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ILB launched to 16ft Dayboat, broken down near No 4 Medway Channel buoy, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to local yacht club slipway. 1750 – 1908. NE 1/2.
18.2.2006
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ILB launched to concerned dog owner who might enter the water after his dog, which swam away from beach at Isle of Grain, ILB arrived on scene to find owner & dog safe ashore. 1521 – 1538. Sthly 1/2.
4.3.2006
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ILB launched to report of person threatening to jump from new Sheppey crossing, River Swale, ILB stood by, whilst Police talked person down to safety. 0110 – 0200. NE 2.
6.3.2006
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ILB launched to carry out search of foreshore from Sheerness to Warden Point for missing elderly person, search joined by CG, Police and Rescue helicopter. Person found safe and well inland. 1318 – 1520. NW 3.
14.3.2006
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ALB launched to carry out Radio D/F search, following 121.5 “hit” from satellite, ALB proceeded to West Oaze buoy, nothing detected on D/F or from further passes of satellite. 0800 – 0933. SE 3.
17.3.2006
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ALB launched to evacuate injured person from pontoon at Thamesport Container terminal after falling from ladder, ALB crew assisted Ambulance personnel to stretcher casualty to ALB and then after re-positioning Lifeboat, casualty was lifted to jetty by crane to awaiting Ambulance. 2053 – 2202. Estly 4/5.
28.3.2006
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ILB launched to report of Person(s) stranded in Queenborough Hbr, ILB established communications with persons stranded on barges and transferred 6 persons back to their Tug. 0124 – 0211. SW 5/6.
1.4.2006
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ILB launched to 18ft Sail Yacht aground in area of Slayhill Marshes, River Medway with one person onboard, casualty located and ILB stood by until craft refloated, casualty towed clear of marshes and towed to safety of Queenborough hbr. 0115 – 0422. SW 4/5.
13.4.2006
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ILB launched to carry out search of foreshore between Gillingham & Chatham for missing Person, ILB was recalled, when person found safe and well ashore. 0520 – 0540. Wstly 3/4.
17.4.2006 ILB launch requested to broken down speedboat off Minster, ILB stood down before launch. Casualty assisted ashore.
17.4.2006
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ILB launched to Speedboat,(same as previous call), broken down again off Minster, reported to be 6 persons onboard, ILB arrived on scene to find craft being towed ashore, ILB stood by until ashore and then requested by CG to remain in area, as owner was intent on going out again. ILB was released when owner placed craft on trailer. 1610 – 1736. Wstly 3.
19.4.2006
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ALB diverted from routine exercise to broken down Safety Boat and dinghy off Upnor, River Medway, 3 person onboard, casualty located and towed to Royal Engineer’s Jetty.

1950 – 2230. Wstly 3.

26.4.2006
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ILB launched to report of craft in trouble off Sheerness seafront, upon investigation, craft was moored and shorelights were reflecting off craft’s windows, no one onboard. 2157 – 2225. Estly 1.
27.4.2006
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ALB launched to evacuate injured seaman with badly broken arm from outward bound Tanker in Sea Reach channel, casualty evacuated and landed ashore to ambulance at Sheerness. 1759 – 1905. Estly 1.
30.4.2006
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ILB launched to report of small racing Hovercraft in trouble off Kingsnorth Jetty, Rvr Medway, ILB arrived on scene to find one craft had been lifted out of water and 2nd was laying alongside jetty (both had broken down), a 3rd craft had reportedly proceeded to Gillingham Strand but unknown if arrived, ILB proceeded to investigate, craft found safe ashore at Gillingham, ILB returned to Kingsnorth and safely saw the other hovercraft lifted out of water, all persons safe and accounted for. 1613 – 1735. Estly 3.
3.5.2006
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ALB launched to medivac sick person onboard Angling Boat in Medway Channel, rendevouzed with craft, sick person evacuated and landed ashore at Sheerness to Ambulance. 1545 – 1643. Var 2.
19.5.2006
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ALB launched to 68ft, 38 ton “Classic Yacht”broken down and blown ashore onto sandbank off Shoebury, 3 persons onboard, Rescue Helicopter also proceding, upon Lifeboat’s arrival, Rescue 125 standing by overhead, casualty at anchor. ALB managed to close the casualty and secure a towline, casualty was towed into deeper water and after checking for damage, the casualty was towed to the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 1543 – 1853. SW 7/8.
21.5.2006
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ALB launched to 16ft Dayboat broken down at Pan Sand beacon,( over 15 mls from station), two persons onboard, casualty located and the two occupants taken onboard the Lifeboat, craft taken in tow for Herne Bay Hbr where upon arrival the occupants and craft were handed over to a local angling boat, Lifeboat returned to Sheerness.

1617 – 1930. Sthly 4/5, very squally.

25.5.2006
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ALB launched to 27ft Angling Boat with fuel problems at the East Cant buoy, 2 persons onboard, whilst on passage, the casualty managed to regain power and proceeded inwards, the Lifeboat escorted the casualty to the safety of the River Medway.

2301 – 0100. SW 2.

27.5.2006
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ALB launched to 19ft “Bayliner Sportsboat” broken down and at anchor approx half a mile off Warden Point, 3 persons onboard, casualty located, occupants taken onboard and craft towed to the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 1635 – 1830. SW 4/5.
28.5.2006 ILB Crew paged for launch at 1608 for craft reported in trouble in Stangate Creek, River Medway, launch cancelled at 1611, casualty assisted by other craft.
28.5.2006
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ILB launched to 20ft Cabin Cruiser broken down and drifting under jetty at Sheerness Docks, 5 persons onboard and dog. Casualty towed clear of jetty and towed to a safe berth in Queenborough Hbr, all persons ok. 1855 – 1957. NW 1.
9.6.2006
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ALB and ILB both launched to assist Rescue Helicopter 125 in search for overdue Microlight aircraft with one person onboard from Rochester Airport, ALB carried out search of main navigable channel upto St.Mary’s Island, whilst the ILB carried out search of the creeks and inlets off the river, serach continued upto loss of daylight, nothing found. 2019 – 2230. Estly 3.
10.6.2006 ILB crew paged at 0404 for person in the water off Sheerness, launch cancelled at 0414. Person recovered by Police.
10.6.2006 ILB crew paged at 2320 for small rubber dinghy with two persons onboard drifting off Garrison point, launch cancelled at 2322, persons & dinghy recovered by Pilot Cutter.
11.6.2006
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ILB and ALB both launched to carry out search of foreshore between Grain and Allhallows for two missing 14 year old girls, search joined by rescue 125 and all units searched upto just west of Egypt Bay, nothing found. 0300 – 0535. Sthly 1.
11.6.2006
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ILB launched to 15ft dayboat aground on mudbank off Elmley, River Swale, 6 persons onboard including two children, ILB closed to within 1/4 of a mile of craft, 2 crew walked across the mud to craft, but decided that mud was too deep to evacuate casualties. Rescue 125 was called, who airlifted casualties to the shore and re-united ILB crew back to ILB. 1700 – 2020. Sthly 2.
12.6.2006 ILB crew paged early afternoon for person thought to be in trouble off seafront, launch cancelled.
17.6.2006 ILB crew paged at 0345 to person in the water off seafront, launch cancelled, person recovered.
26.6.2006 ILB crew paged at 1152, person thought to be in trouble off seafront, launch cancelled as ILB was launching, 1st informant had seen buoy.
27.6.2006
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ILB launched to small open boat thought to be in trouble off Darnettness, River Medway, upon arrival, no assistance was required, occupants fishing. 1842 – 1948. Estly 2.
2.7.2006
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ALB launched whilst at Station Open day to 22ft Motor Cruiser with 2 persons onboard broken down off Warden point, casualty located off Royal Oak point and taken in tow to Queenborough Harbour. 1435 – 1630. Estly 3.
2.7.2006
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ILB launched to report of two swimmers in trouble off Sheerness seafront, ILB located swimmers making back towards shore, ILB escorted them to beach. 1524 – 1630. Estly 3.
15.7.2006
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ILB launched to 14ft Speedboat drifting off Copperhouse marsh, Rvr Medway with 4 persons onboard, casualty located with outboard failure and towed to Gillingham pier, where it was secured. 1730 – 1920. Estly 3/4.
16.7.2006
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ALB and ILB diverted from Helicopter exercise to 10mtr yacht reported to be making water 1 mile South of Southend pier with 3 persons onboard, craft pumped dry and no further ingress of water, casualty went to anchor with 1 Lifeboat crewmember remaining onboard whilst ALB/ILB continued Helio ex, upon completion, ALB returned to casualty & checked yacht, no further ingress of water, leak found to be leaking stern gland which had been repaired, no further assistance required. 1135 – 1410. Estly 3.
16.7.2006
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ALB launched to carry out search for 14ft Speedboat with two persons onboard unsure of it’s position and stranded on sandbank, Lifeboats from Whitstable, Margate & Walton and also Rescue helicopter 125 also involved in search, casualty was located aground on Maplin Sands approx 3 mls NNE of Blacktail Spit, the 2 occupants were airlifted by helicopter to Southend. 2126 – 2317. Estly 3.
20.7.2006
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ILB launched to report of two children cut off by tide on sandbank off the Leas, Minster, upon arrival two girls were sighted upto their necks in the water, both were taken onboard the ILB suffering from the cold, (both were non-swimmers), casualties landed ashore to CG. 1639 – 1747. SW 4/5.
21.7.2006
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ILB launched to report of child trapped in the mud off Gillingham, Rvr Medway, ILB was recalled, when it was confirmed that the child had been safely recovered and was safe ashore. 1928 – 2002. SE 2.
23.7.2006 ILB Crew paged at 1416 for report of 2 swimmers in trouble off Minster, launch cancelled at 1418, swimmers being assisted by local Lifeguards.
23.7.2006
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ILB launched to 17ft Cabin Cruiser with Outboard failure off Elphinstone Pt, River Medway, 3 persons onboard. Casualty located and towed to slipway at Gillingham Pier. 2129 – 2332. Wstly 2.
26.7.2006
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ALB diverted from exercise to report from Dutch Yacht of a swimmer in trouble off Southend pier, casualty was recovered by yacht’s crew and then transferred to Southend L/B, Sheerness ALB released to return to station. 2020 – 2130. NE 3.
31.7.2006
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ALB launched to 24ft Yacht with two persons onboard at the Maplin Edge buoy, one of the crew unwell, Southend L/B also proceeding, Sheerness ALB arrived on scene and 2 persons and their dog transferred to ALB, they were subsequently landed at Southend pier to CG. ALB then returned to Southend L/B & yacht and assisted in towing the casualty back to Southend. 0256 – 0730. SW 4/5.
31.7.2006
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ILB launched to drifting inflatable off Sheerness with two persons onboard, casulties recovered and taken ashore, where they were landed to CG. 1557 – 1630. SW 5/6.
9.8.2006
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ALB launched to 24ft Yacht dismasted with 3 persons onboard South of Sea Reach No 2, upon arrival two crew placed onboard and recovered yacht’s rigging and made secure, casualty towed to entrance of Hadleigh Ray, where the casualty proceeded under it’s own power back to it’s mooring. 2126 – 2318. NW 4/5.
13.8.2006
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ALB launched to 48ft German Cruiser with two persons onboard, suffered machinery failure and in tow of another German craft, but making little headway, near to Red Sand towers, upon arrival of ALB, casualty had managed to restart their engines and requested Lifeboat escort them to Hbr. Casualty was escorted to Queenborough Harbour. 1927 – 2201. SE 3/4.
20.8.2006
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ILB launched to 23ft Yacht aground on mudbank in River Medway after suffering Machinery Failure and broken forestay, 2 persons onboard, ILB crew assisted where possible, craft remained aground and crew happy to remain onboard. 1318 – 1510. Wstly 4/5.
21.8.2006
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ILB launched to carry out foreshore search of base of Minster Cliffs for 2 children possibly missing, ILB was recalled when children were found safe and well at top of cliffs. 1625 – 1653. NW 3/4.
21.8.2006
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ILB launched to report of child stuck in mud off Gillingham Strand, on route to casualty, it emerged their were 3 youths trapped in mud, ILB arrived on scene and stood by whilst youths managed to make shore under watchful eye of ILB, CG & Fire service. 2007 – 2116. NW 2/3.
22.8.2006
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ALB launched to 46ft Trawler Yacht South of Red Sand Towers with broken rudder, 3 persons onboard, casualty located NW of Middle Sand Bn and towed to safety of Queenborough hbr. 0854 – 1155. NW 2/3.
25.8.2006
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ALB launched to 8 mtr  Motor Cruiser broken down with failed fuel pump, 4 cables North of Bartons Point, 2 persons onboard, casualty located and towed to Queenborough hbr. 1551 – 1725. SE 2/3.
28.8.2006
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ALB launched to 10mtr Essex Smack aground on Lappel Bank off Queenborough Hbr, 2 persons onboard, attempts by ALB to tow casualty off were unsuccessful, owner given safety advice for next HW. 2041 – 2127. NW 3.
2.9.2006
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ILB launched to 18ft Dayboat with broken fuel line just, East of West Cant buoy, 3 persons onboard, casualty towed to Queenborough Hbr to obtain new parts. 1038 – 1202. SW 4.
2.9.2006
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ILB launched to 23ft Yacht aground in entrance to Queenborough Hbr due to adverse weather, with 4 persons onboard, ILB towed casualty clear and towed craft to All Tide landing, but due to conditions, it was decided to place casualty on buoy, 3 persons were landed ashore, casualty secured to buoy with assistance from ILB crew, owner landed ashore. 1609 – 1737. SW 6 gusting 8.
8.9.2006
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ALB launched to report of small Yacht drifting between No’s 2 & 3 Sea Reach, 23ft yacht located, one person onboard, owner advised that he had drifted into main shipping channel, casualty escorted out of channel and safety advice given. 0440 – 0610. Nthly 3/4.
9.9.2006
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ALB launched to 37ft Sea Cadet launch broken down with gearbox failure 1 mile East of Mid cant bn, 4 persons onboard, casualty located and towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1425 – 1626. Estly 4.
11.9.2006
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ILB launched to stand by 31ft Fin keel Yacht aground on saltings at Slayhill Marsh, with 3 persons onboard, having run aground on previous HW, ILB stood by until casualty refloated and then assisted in towing casualty clear and escorting it into main navigable channel. 0210 – 0425. SE 1.
12.9.2006
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ALB launched to carry out search following report from passing Container ship of a small white flashing light(possibly a lifejacket) in vicinity of SE Mouse buoy, London VTS also detected echo on radar, ALB carried out search and located a small balloon with silver/metallic ribbon which could have been reflecting in moonlight, arae checked, nothing else untoward. 0400 – 0633. Var 1.
15.9.2006 ILB crew paged at 1612 following report of Kite Surfer in trouble off Minster, however the launch was cancelled at 1616, person made shore unaided.
16.9.2006
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ILB launched to carry out search following report of man seen entering the sea off Sheerness, ILB carried out search along with Rescue Helicopter 125 & CG, after two hours searching, nothing was found. 0633 – 0912. Nthly 2.
23.9.2006
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ILB launched to 7mtr Powerboat broken down off Bartons Point with 5 persons onboard, ILB towed casualty to shingle bank slipway and assisted occupants in recoveing their craft onto trailer. 1440 – 1545. Estly 3.
5.10.2006
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ILB launched to Two Sailboarders in difficulties off Minster Leas, both casualties were safely recovered with their rigs and landed ashore to CG, no medical attention required, 1600 – 1708. SW 5/6. (First launch for new IB 1)
7.10.2006
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ILB launched to 14ft dayboat reported aground near Darnettness, River Medway, 3 persons onboard including a 6yr old child, no comms, only mobile phone, ILB located casualty on Hoo mudflats approx 2.5 cables from No 23 lightbuoy, but due to it being L.W, ILB unable to close, after CG contacted craft, it was decided that ILB would return later that evening on flood tide. 1959 – 2110. SW 2.
7.10.2006
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ILB launched to dayboat aground on Hoo mudflats, upon arrival of ILB, casualty now afloat with outboard running, ILB escorted casualty into deeper water, where it transferred a crew member and two of the casualties occupants, the ILB escorted the casualty to the safety of Gillingham marina. 2237 – 0031. SW 2/3
8.10.2006
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ILB launched to report of Yacht aground on Burntwick island, River Medway, ILB located casualty with 1 occupant, unable to refloat casualty at this time, crew layed out anchor and checked craft for damage. ILB came across 2nd yacht also aground on Island, only 1 occupant, ILB crew checked craft for damage and layed out anchor, before returning to station. 1430 – 1613. SW 3.
9.10.200
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ILB launched to the Two yachts aground on Burntwick Island, ILB stood by 1st yacht until there was suffient water to refloat the craft and tow her into deeper water, once in main channel, the craft proceeded to Queenborough hbr under her own power. ILB returned to 2nd yacht, but after several attempts was unable to refloat the craft, yacht made secure and occupant taken off, where he was landed at Queenborough Harbour. 0042 – 0402. SW 3/4.
8.11.2006
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ILB launched to assist in search for missing 40 yr old male in West Swale, ILB carried out search of banks and creeks along with Whitstable L/B and Coastguard, nothing untoward found. 1240 – 1530. SW 3/4.
14.11.2006
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ALB launched to fire onboard Warship HMS Illustrious on Greenwich ship moorings, ALB to provide safety cover in case of evacuation, ALB was stood down when it was confirmed that fire had been brought under control by ships company. 1800 – 1850. SW 4/5.
19.11.2006
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ILb launched to Sailboarder in difficulties off Minster Leas, casualty reported to have been on his board for some time and suffering from exhaustion, casualty recovered and landed ashore to CG, no medical attention req’d. 1453 – 1547. SW 4/5.
25.11.2006 ILB Crew paged at 1317 to report of Kayaker in trouble off Minster, launch was cancelled as crew were mustering.
30.11.2006
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ILB launched to 23ft motorboat with 2 persons onboard, broken down in entrance off Sharfleet creek, Rvr Medway, casualty located and towed to Queenborough hbr. 1957 – 2145. Sthly 3 gusting 6.
1.12.2006
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ILB launched to assist Police with person possibly missing in vicinity off Sun Pier, Rochester, person was located by Police and ILB released. 2235 – 0050. WSW 3.
3.12.2006
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ILB launched to report of Red Flare sighted on a bearing of 245 degrees from Garrison Point, ILB carried out search of Lower reaches of River Medway, nothing found, ILB released due to deterioration in weather conditions. 0136 – 0340. SW 6 gusting 8.
20.12.2006
location map
ILB launched to report of upturned craft near Kingsferry Bridge, River Swale, ILB located dinghy and bags from craft, search was joined by Local Port workboat and Sheerness ALB, search carried out, it was later discovered by the CG, that the craft had capsized earlier in day and all it’s occupants were safe, ILB 1720 – 1943, ALB 1755 – 1943. NW 1.
24.12.2006
location map
ALB launched to 65ft Ex-German Torpedo recovery launch, with two persons onboard, with steering failure and reported to be making water, casualty on passage from Faversham to the River Humber, casualty lost generator overboard and lost communications, position given as near the Red Sand towers but on route to casualty this was updated to near the Spaniard buoy, casualty fired a red flare to identify position, casualty located and was towed to the safety of Queenborough Hbr. Both the occupants were landed ashore at Sheerness. 2015 – 0030. Estly 3/4.
2005 Callouts Histoy

2005 Callouts Histoy

3.01.2005
(Zone 2, P2)

ILB launched to capsized sailing dinghy with 2 persons in the water,  1 mile from station, upon arrival, the casualty had been righted and underway for the shore, under the watchful eye of the ILB. 1457 – 1525. Wstly 4/5.
8.01.2005
(Zone 3, F6)
ILB Launched to report of person possibly in the water off Strood, 11 miles from station, after red flashing light was seen mid river, ILB carried out search and located light amid rubbish.  2335 – 0138. Wstly 4/5.
13.01.2005
(Zone 3, F10)
 ALB & ILB launched to Charter Passenger vessel on fire off approaches to Chatham with 2 persons onboard, 8 miles from station, casualty managed to berth alongside where fire was tackled by Fire service and tug, ALB 1246 – 1501; ILB 1246 – 1625. Wstly 3.
26.01.2005
(Zone 1, I 22)
 ALB launched to carry out D/F and radar search following EPIRB signal on 121.5 in area of Sea Reach channel, 4 miles from station, carried out search of area, nothing untoward found. 2220 – 0044.NW 3.
12.02.2005
(Zone 4, B6)
ILB launched to 18ft Speedboat with two persons onboard, broken down 1 mile off Minster, casualty located and towed to the safety of Sheerness Docks. 0138 – 0307. SW 4/5.
12.02.2005
(Zone 3, G13)
ILB launched to inflatable dinghy with one occupant thought to be in trouble off Sharps Green, 5 miles from station, River Medway, ILB recalled, casualty made shore safely. 1334 – 1402. NW 7/8.
13.02.2005
(Zone 3, A18)
ILB launched to report of children cut off by tide on saltings off Coalmouth Creek, Rvr Medway, 4 miles from station, ILB carried out search, located two wildfowlers and a dog, nothing else visual, ILB assisted the wildfowlers and dog ashore.  1643 – 1812.  NW 6/7.
21.02.2005
(Zone 3, A24)
 ILB launched to crewmember overboard from Car Carrier berthed at Sheerness, 1/2 mile from station, casualty was recovered by persons ashore. 1419 – 1437. Nthly 4/5.
27.02.2005
(Zone 3, F11)
ILB launched to 26ft Angling Boat with 2 persons onboard with fouled propellor off Gillingham Marina, 8 miles from station, ILB freed propellor and assisted craft onto safe mooring. 0258 – 0437. NE 5/6.
11.03.2005
(Zone 3, D13)
ILB launched to report of dinghy drifting off Kingsnorth Jetty, 6 miles from station, Rvr Medway, ILB carried out search with Police RIB, nothing untoward found. 1344 – 1506. NW 6.
26.03.2005
(Zone 3, H5)
ILB launched to assist CG in search for missing female at Rochester, 12 miles from station, River Medway, ILB carried out search from Chatham upriver to Halling Marshes, nothing found. 1437 – 1720. Estly 2. Fog. ( casualty later found safe ashore)
26.03.2005
(Zone 3, C 23)
ILB re-launched to report of 7mtr cruiser aground on Queenborough Spit,  1 1/2 miles from station, ILB located casualty ashore in Fog, all 4 crew safe and happy to remain onboard until craft refloats on next tide. 1725 – 1827. Estly 2. Fog
30.03.2005
( Zone 3, E13).
ILB and Sheerness Boarding Boat whilst on exercise came upon 36ft Yacht aground just SE of No 22 buoy with 5 persons onboard, 6 miles from station, crew’s assisted in placing out anchor and checking that all was well, yacht’s crew remaining onboard until rising tide. 1930 – 2115. Estly 2.
4.04.2005
( Zone 3, D 18 )
ILB launched to 16ft Speedboat with 3 persons onboard, out of fuel and unsure of position. 4 miles from station, After extensive search, casualty was located aground close to Captain’s Creek, River Medway, casualty was successfully refloated and towed to Gillingham Strand. 2207 – 0142. NW 3.
10.4.2005
( Zone 2, I 7)
ALB diverted from exercise to 42ft Yacht “Happy One” with 5 persons onboard, aground and suffered machinery failure, inshore of Blacktail Beacons, 9 miles from station, Southend L/B assisted to refloat casualty, Sheerness ALB towed casualty into safety of Queenborough Hbr.1053 – 1255. NW 3.
21.04.2005
(Zone 1, O 24)
ALB launched to investigate “EPIRB” reported activated in Sheerness area, 2 miles from station, carried out D/F and radar search, nothing found. 2234 – 2355. Estly 2.
27.04.2005
( Zone 4, A 6)
ILB launched to Sailboarder in trouble off Minster, 2 miles from station, casualty was taken ashore by local club safety boat upon ILB’s arrival. 1650 – 1723. Wstly 2, squally.
28.04.2005
( Zone 4, B 8)
ALB launched to provide Coastguard with illumination of Minster Cliffs,  4 miles from station, where person was stranded on cliff, casualty was recovered by Coastguard. 0020 – 0110. SW 2.
1.05.2005
(Zone2, M 10)
ALB launched to 18ft dayboat unsure of position and suffered broken shaft, 5 miles from station, 3 persons onboard, casualty was located East of Medway Buoy by Port Patrol Craft and ALB took over tow of casualty into Queenborough hbr. 1830 – 2020. SW 2.
2.05.2005
(Zone3, C 23)
ILB launched to 21ft Motor Cruiser aground on Queenborough Spit,  1 1/2 miles from station, 3 persons onboard, craft high and dry, crew happy to remain onboard until next tide, ILB placed out anchor and offered advice. 1203 -1302. SW 1.
8.05.2005
(Zone 4, A 9)
ILB launched to report of 2 capsized sail dinghies off Sheerness,  2 miles from station, 1 craft made shore safely, other craft remained capsized off Medway Channel with Pilot Cutter standing by, ILB took casualty onboard and righted craft and towed craft to local Yacht Club. 1603 – 1715. NW 3.
9.05.2005
(Zone3, H 19)
ILB launched to overdue 26ft yacht with elderly gentleman onboard, on passage from local yacht club to gillingham, 4 miles from station, ILB carried out search of river along with CG and rescue helicopter, ILB returned to station to refuel and change crew before re-launching to continue search, casualty was eventually located at anchor in halstow creek, gentleman declined any assistance and declined to come ashore. 1940 – 0029. NE 3.
10.05.2005
(Zone 3,H19 & D 13)
ILB launched to check on welfare of elderly gentleman onboard yacht from previous night,4 miles from station, ILB assisted to refloat craft and when in deep water, craft proceeded under own power with ILB escorting. As ILB passed Kingsnorth Jetty, they were called to an injured jetskier with suspected broken ankle, casualty was assisted into Training RIB and escorted to Gillingham marina, where he was landed to ambulance, yacht was secured in marina. 1135 – 1521. Nthly 2.
20.05.2005
(Zone 3,E 8)
ILB launched to report of two persons in the water off Upnor Castle, 10 miles from station, both persons wearing lifejackets, ILB recalled at 1131, persons were recovered by local workboat. 1115 – 1217. SW 4.
21.05.2005
(Zone 3, H 7) 
ILB and ALB launched to person reported missing from Sun Pier, Chatham, 11 miles from station, both lifeboats carried out search of River, nothing found. ILB 2200 – 0121. ALB 2220 – 0121. SW 3/4.
27.05.2005
(Zone 4, C 13) 
ILB launched to female casualty trapped in mud at base of cliff’s at Warden Point, 4 miles from station, ILB assisted to free the casualty and her dog from the mud and landed them ashore at Warden bay to local CG. 1204 – 1356. Sthly 3.
28.05.2005
(Zone 2, H10)
ALB launched to 7mtr yacht with 2 persons onboard, meeting adverse conditions NE of Medway Buoy, 6 miles from station, craft under sail alone, no engine, casualty located N of N.Oaze buoy, casualty towed in safely to Queenborough Hbr. 0901 – 1117. SW 7/8.
28.5.2005
(Zone 1, I 19)
ALB diverted to 36ft Yacht with propellor fouled by sail, 3 persons onboard, 4 miles from station, Southend Lifeboat had tow on craft & holding into wind, ALB took over tow & casualty towed into the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1119 – 1352. SW 7/8.
28.05.2005
(Zone 2, P7)
ILB launched to 24ft Motorboat broken down off Cheyney Spit, 2 miles from station, with 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to safety of Queenborough Hbr by ILB. 0901 – 1042. SW 7.
28.05.2005
(Zone 3, A24)
ILB diverted to 18ft Yacht with 2 persons onboard, making no headway against wind and the tide and in danger of being swept under the berths at Sheerness Docks, 1/2 mile from station, ILB assisted the yacht into the safety of Sheerness Lower camber. 1045 – 1230. SW 7.
28.05.2005
(Zone 3, E16)
ILB launched to 40ft motor Sailer with 2 persons onboard, 6 miles from station, craft lost propulsion and was swept on to Bishop Ooze mudbank, casualty managed to regain power and proceeded to chatham. 1445 – 1521. SW 6/7.
28.05.2005
(Zone 3, H4)
ILB crew paged for launch to report of Red Flares at Rochester, 12 miles from station, but stood down, flares orignated inland. 1625 – 1645. SW 6.
28.05.2005
(Zone 4, A5)
ILB launched to 14ft Open Boat broke down and drifting off Sheerness,3 miles from station, 3 persons onboard, very cold and wet, casualty located and towed into the Lower Camber. 1741 – 1920.SW 6.
29.05.2005
(Zone 2, O16)
ALB launched to 27ft Yacht aground on Spile Sands with 2 persons onboard, 9 miles from station, ALB with the assistance of Whitstable lifeboat  safely refloated the yacht, who proceeded on it’s passage to Harty. 1100 – 1300. Estly 2.
29.05.2005
(Zone 3, H7)
ILB and ALB both launched to report of person seen to have jumped into the River at Chatham, 11 miles from station, Rescue helicopter also proceeding, all units stood down when it was confirmed that no person in the water. 2351 – 0053. Sthly 2.
30.05.2005
(Zone 3, H5)
ILB launched to report of person(s) shouting for help off bank at Rochester, 15 miles from station, ILB carried out thorough search of river around marinas and reed banks upstream of Motorway bridge, nothing found. 0443 – 0730. Sthly 2.
6.06.2005
(Zone 2, I15)
ALB launched to 15mtr cruiser with 3 persons onboard, reported to be making water and lost one of his engines, 6 miles from station, casualty located NE of Medway Buoy & 2 crew & pump transferred, casualty was taken in tow, ingress of water stopped and craft pumped out, casualty secured in Queenborough Hbr. 1828 – 2117. NE 4.
10.06.2005
(Zone 2, O2)
ILB launched to 26ft Yacht with fouled propellor, 7 cables NNE of Garrison Point, 2 persons onboard, casualty was towed to mooring in Queenborough hbr, where ILB crew freed the yachts propellor. 1936 – 2106. Estly 4.
22.06.2005
(Zone 4, A4)
ILB launched to 3 youths drifting out to sea on inflatable dinghy,  1 mile from station, ILB recovered casualties and landed them ashore to CG. 1845 – 1941. Sthly 2.
22.06.2005
(Zone 4, D 13)
ILB and ALB both diverted from exercise to report of two children drifting out sea on rubber ring off Warden Point, 5 miles from station, search carried out , nothing found, children found safe and well on beach. 2108 – 2245. Sthly 2.
23.06.2005
(Zone 4, A5)
ILB launched to two youths drifting out to sea on rubber ring off Sheerness, 2 miles from station, ILB arrived on scene to find both youths walking ashore, ILB crew escorted them to the beach. 1955 – 2058. Sthly 2.
24.06.2005
(Zone 3,F 12)
ALB launched to 26ft motorboat broken down and unsure of pos’n in Rvr Medway, 7 miles from station, 3 persons onboard, casualty was located in Pinup Reach and towed to Gillingham marina. 0350 – 0528. NE 1.
24.06.2005
(Zone 4, B 7)
ALB launched to 38ft Motorboat broken down with 5 persons onboard and dragging it’s anchor approx half a mile off Minster, 3 miles from station, casualty located and towed into Queenborough Hbr. 1429 – 1610. NW 5/6.
25.06.2005
(Zone 2, M 12)
ALB launched to 26ft Yacht with engine failure entrance to Medway channel, 4 miles from station, 2 persons onboard, ALB arrived on scene to find yacht under sail, the casualty was towed into the Rvr Medway, where it proceeded under sail back to it’s moorings. 0652 – 0820. Nthly 1.
26.06.2005
(Zone 2, N 23)
ALB launched to 34ft motorboat broken down with fuel problems 1 mile South East of the Red Sand Towers with 6 persons onboard, 10 miles from station, casualty taken in tow and towed to the entrance of the Ray Gut at Southend, where it was handed over to another vessel. 1248 – 1530. NE 3/4.
3.07.2005
(Zone2, M 9)
ALB launched to 41ft Cruiser broken down with fuel problems, approx 3/4 of a mile SE of No 2 buoy, 5 miles from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1640 – 1830. SE 2.
14.07.2005
(Zone 1, I 23)
Launched to 26ft Cruiser broken down with fuel problem in middle of shipping lane nr No 4 Sea Reach,4 miles from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1829 – 2013. SW 2.
16.07.2005
(Zone 2, P5)
ALB launched to report of fishing vessel making water & broken down off Minster with 2 persons onboard. 3 miles from station, ALB located 14ft open boat with outboard failure, towed to Sheerness Lower Camber basin. 1345 – 1445. NW 2/3.
30.07.2005
(Zone 1, K14)
ALB launched to 26ft cruiser out of petrol with 6 persons onboard, 5 miles from station, anchored off Yantlet Flats. Casualty taken in tow and towed in to Sheerness, where crew obtained fuel for craft, so it could resume passage to Chatham. 1855 – 2100. SW 3/4.
3.08.2005
(Zone 3, H 7)
ILB launched to report of sailing craft in trouble off Sun Pier, Chatham. 11 miles from station, ILB checked all craft in area, local sailing club dinghies and rescue boats checked, all ok. False alarm with good intent. 1200 – 1331. NW 2/3.
8.08.2005
(Zone 4, B 21)
ALB launched to 48ft Sunseeker Cruiser out of fuel just NE of Spile buoy, 10 miles from station, 4 persons onboard. Casualty was towed into the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 1824 – 2110. SE 2/3.
12.08.2005
(Zone 1, O 23)
ILB launched to single handed 24ft Yacht aground on Grain Spit, 1/2 mile from station, ILB checked craft who was hard aground and placed out anchor, owner happy to remain onboard until next tide. 0817 – 0857. NW 2/3.
12.08.2005
(Zone 1, O 23)
ILB launched to keep watchful eye on Yacht from previous incident whilst refloating,1/2 mile from station, ILB assisted to raise anchor and escort Yacht into main channel where the owner was happy to proceed unaided back to moorings. 1356 – 1530. NW 3.
12.08.2005
( Zone 4, A 6)
ILB launched to Kite Surfer reported in trouble off Minster, 2 miles from station, upon arrival, casualty had been assisted ashore. 1559 – 1635. NW 3.
19.08.2005
(Zone 3, C 17)
ILB launched to 26ft Motorboat with machinery failure anchored in Kethole Reach, 4 miles from station, Rvr Medway, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed into Stoke Creek and placed on mooring and persons landed ashore. 1317 – 1451. NNW 4.
20.08.2005
(Zone 4, B 24)
ALB launched to 40ft Steel Cruiser with complete steering failure, pos’n South of the Kentish Flats windfarm, 10 miles from station, 4 persons onboard, ALB took the casualty in tow and towed it to a safe berth in Queenborough Hbr. 1135 – 1430. NW 4.
24.08.2005
(Zone 2, I 11)
ALB launched to 46ft Fishing vessel broken down and drifting with fuel problem near Blacktail Beacons, 8 miles from Sheerness, 3 persons onboard, upon ALB arrival, casualty had regained power, but soon after lost engine power, casualty was taken in tow and towed to the Leigh Ray at Southend. 1846 – 2147. SW 5.
25.08.2005
(Zone 3, E 10)
ILB launched to incident being dealt with by Kent Police at Hoo, Rvr Medway, 8 miles from station, ILB was released & returned to station. 2340 – 0122. Wstly 4/5.
27.08.2005
(Zone2, I 9)
ALB launched to 25ft Yacht with overheating problems at South Shoebury buoy, 6 miles from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty was taken in tow and towed to safety of Queenborough hbr. 2040 – 2322. NE 1.
27.08.2005
(Zone 2.G 24)
ALB launched to report of Red Flares near Red Sand towers, ALB searched from Red Sand Towers to SW Barrow buoy and back to Shoebury Boom, nothing sighted, flares possibly orignated further to the North over river Roach. 2335 – 0145. NE1.
28.08.2005 ALB crew paged at 1825 to 36ft Powerboat  with power failure, ALB stood down before launch, casualty assisted by passing craft.
31.08.2005
(Zone 3, B 20)
ILB launched to 21ft Powerboat with broken stern drive anchored off ThamesPort, Rvr Medway, 2 persons onboard. Casualty towed to Gillingham Marina. 1455 – 1715. Sthly 2.
1.09.2005
(Zone 1, O 24)
ALB launched to 10 mtr Motor Sailer with flat battery off Montgomery Wreck, casualty located under sail off Garrison point and towed to Queenborough hbr, with 3 persons onboard. 1221 – 1327. SW 2.
1.09.2005
(Zone 2, P 4)
ILB launched to report of three persons being blown out to sea in small inflatable off Minster, ILB stood down, casualties safe ashore. 1642 – 1702. SW 2.
3.09.2005
(Zone 2, O 1)
ILB launched to 15ft Dayboat with Outboard failure in Little Nore anchorage, 8 cables from station, 3 persons onboard, casualty towed to Lower Camber, Sheerness . 1801 – 1840. Estly 3. Poor visibility.
3.09.2005
(Zone 2)
ALB launched to 18ft Dayboat unsure of their position, but believed in Barrow Deep Channel, some 20 miles from station, casualty located in Barrow Deep by Radar and D/F with 2 persons onboard, escorted to No 5 Barrow Deep, where it was handed over to Police Launch for return to Burnham. 1906 – 2300. Estly 3. Poor visibility.
19.09.2005
(Zone 2, E 22)
ALB launched to 30ft Gaff Sloop disabled with fuel blockage and becalmed near SW Swin Buoy, 12.5 mls from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty located and towed into Queenborough Harbour. 1158 – 1512. Estly 1.
1.10.2005
(Zone 2, N 2)
ALB launched to 21ft Yacht with problem outboard just North of grain Edge buoy, 1 mile from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to safe berth in Lower Camber, Sheerness. 2336 – 0030. NW 3/4.
7.10.2005
(Zone 2, O 3)
ALB launched to 37ft Cruiser unsure of position, on passage from Brighton to Chatham, 2 persons onboard, casualty located 2 miles from station off Delta Beacon, casualty escorted to safety of Queenborough Harbour. 1850 -2020. Var 1/2.visibility poor.
10.10.2005
(Zone 1, H 24)
ALB launched to carry out search for possible missing persons off Southend Pier following fire on pier, carried out search with Rescue 125, Gravesend L/B, PLA launch & MFV, search terminated when it was confirmed that all persons were accounted for. 0007 – 0209. Sthly 1/2.
10.10.2005
(Zone 1, H 24)
ALB launched to assist Essex Fire service in dampening down fire hotspots on Southend pier, two Fire officers embarked and assisted where required. Task completed at 1615. 1345 – 1700. Sthly 2/3.
15.10.2005
(Zone 3, A 24)
ILB and ALB launched to medivac injured person with severe knee injury from Sail Training Yacht in Sheerness Harbour, casualty stretchered ashore to Ambulance. ILB/ALB 1840 – 1941. NE 3.
16.10.2005
(Zone 4, B 8)
ILB launched to Sailboarder reported in trouble off Minster Leas, ILB stood down shortly after, casualty made shore safely. 1337 – 1349. NE 3/4.
27.10.2005
(Zone 3, D 13)
ILB paged to report of 30ft Yacht in trouble off Kingsnorth Jetty at 1905, ILB was stood down at 1907, casualty made it safely to marina. SW 3.
28.10.2005
(Zone 1,P 24)
ALB launched to 30ft Yacht with engine failure just East of Garrison Point,4 persons onboard, casualty located and towed to Queenborough hbr, where it was secured. 1525 – 1630. SW 3/4.
30.10.2005
(Zone 2, O 1)
ALB launched to 26ft Motor Sailer broken down near Grain Edge buoy, 5 cables from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to safety of Queenborough harbour. 1401 – 1515. Sthly 4/5.
13.11.2005
(Zone 2, P 3)
ILB launched to 14ft Dayboat in difficulties 1 mile East of Garrison Point off Sheerness seafront, 2 persons onboard, casualty located close inshore and aground, 2 ILB crew assisted the occupants ashore to the safety of CG Mobile, craft secured. 1605 – 1712. NE 2.
1.12.2005
(Zone 3, G 14)
ALB launched to report of 50ft Cruiser aground with 2 persons onboard, some 6/7 miles from station in Rvr Medway, casualty located high and dry off Saltings near Horrid Hill, crew would have to wait for next HW. 1549 – 1703. SSE 5/6.
1.12.2005
(Zone 3, G 14)
ALB and ILB both launched to provide safety for 50ft Cruiser aground off Horrid Hill, Rvr Medway some 6 miles from station. Casualty refloated and was escorted to Gillingham marina by ALB, whilst ILB returned to station. 2200 – 0045. SSE 5.
31.12.2005
(Zone 1,P 18)
ILB launched to Wildfowler stuck in mud at Coalmouth Creek, River Medway. Rescue 125, Fire & Rescue, Cg proceeding, ILB arrived on scene and located casualty, two crewmembers freed casualty from the mud and landed him ashore to CG and Ambulance, suffering from shock and mild hypothermia.  1215 – 1350. NW 4.
2004 Callouts Histoy

2004 Callouts Histoy

11.1.04
ILB launched to report of Red Flares in Queenborough Hbr and River Swale, area searched but nothing found, empty flare containers found ashore. Wstly 7. 1446 – 1545.

17.1.04
ILB launched to person possibly cut off by tide at Garrison Point , nothing found. Wstly 5. 0451 – 0554.

23.1.04
ILB requested to launch to person stuck in mud at Rochester , stood down. Sthly 2. 2117 – 2126.

24.1.04
ILB launched to Red Flares off Hoo Marina, area searched, nothing found. Wstly 3. 2300 – 0100.

31.1.04
ALB launched to person in the water at Chatham, person recovered by CG & Police. SW 9 to 11. 1945 – 2215.

4.2.04
ILB launched to Sailboarder in trouble off Minster, casualty landed ashore to ambulance with shoulder injury. SW 5/6. 1426 – 1545.

13.2.04
ILB launched to overdue RIB from Hoo Marina, 2 pob , search assisted by Rescue 125, nothing found. NW 1. 1437 – 1713.

15.2.04
ILB launched to small tender with 3 pob unable to make headway against tide, casualties re-united with Yacht. SW 3. 2315 – 0025.

23.2.04
ILB requested to craft possibly in trouble in Queenborough Hbr , stood down.

2.3.04
ILB launched to person possibly in the water at Rochester , search carried out nothing found. Wstly 2. 1741 – 1932.

10.3.04
ALB requested to launch to pilot cutter reported to be making water in Sheerness hbr , 2 pob , stood down, craft made hbr ok. Wstly 2.

23.3.04
ILB launched to person in the water at Cuxton , Rescue 125, CG & police assisted, body landed ashore. Nthly 1/2. 1956 – 2231.

24.3.04
ALB diverted from exercise to report of Red Flare off Southend , nothing found. NE 1. 1920 – 2027.

4.4.04
ALB launched to 3 cabin cruisers dragging their anchors in Stangate creek, 7 pob , two craft escorted and one towed to Queenborough Hbr . Wstly 7. 0229 – 0450.

4.4.04
ILB launched to 18ft dayboat with 3 pob , out of fuel in Sheerness hbr , craft towed to Queenborough Hbr . SW 5. 1821 – 1940.

8.4.04
ILB launched to 27ft Motor Sailor aground in Queenborough Hbr , 2 pob , persons landed ashore. NE 5. 1942 – 2039.

18.4.04
ILB launched to craft drifting near Kingsferry Bridge, craft found and towed to shore, no one onboard. Sthly 5. 0947 – 1200.

19.4.04
ILB launched to body in the water off Chatham , body recovered and landed ashore. Wstly F2/3. 1129 – 1407.

27.4.04
ILB launched to craft reported in trouble on Nore Marsh, nothing found. Estly 2. 1048 – 1250.

28.4.04
ALB requested to 30ft cruiser drifting off Queenborough , stood down, craft regained power. NE 4/5.

3.5.04
ILB launched to sailing dinghy off West Shore, 2 pob , casualty escorted to yacht club. NW 3. 1436 – 1510.

7.5.04
ILB launched to Kite surfer in trouble off Minster, casualty made shore, ILB then proceeded to RIB reported drifting off Warden pt, nothing found. NNW 3. 1646 – 1827.

15.5.04
ALB launched to 2 jet skiers reported with hypothermia off Minster, one recovered from angling boat, 2 nd recovered from beach, both landed to ambulance. Estly 1/2. 1426 – 1623.

20.5.04
ILB launched to person fallen from seawall at Rochester , ILB stood down, person assisted by Fire service. Estly 3. 2250 – 0100.

23.5.04
ILB diverted from exercise to person thought to be in trouble onboard craft at Rochester , ILB stood down. Estly 2/3. 1052 – 100.

30.5.04
ALB diverted from exercise to angling boat with wiring fire and disabled in Barrow Channel, 1 pob , casualty towed to Southend . NW 2. 1135 – 1545.

2.6.04
ILB launched to 15ft sail dinghy dragging anchor onto Nore Marsh, 1 pob , casualty towed to safety of Gillingham. NW 4/5. 0307 – 0521.

2.6.04
ILB launched to23ft yacht aground on Queenborough Spit, 4 pob , laid out anchor for craft. Nthly 2. 1712 – 1815.

2.6.04
ILB launched to RIB aground off Hoo Island, 2 pob , placed out anchor for craft, ILB returned to previous yacht and escorted yacht to Queenborough , ILB then returned to RIB and assisted craft to refloat . Nthly 2. 1824 – 2250.

16.6.04
ILB launched to sailing dinghy aground on Copperhouse marsh, 1 pob , due to craft’s position, the person was airlifted to safety. NW 1/2. 1555 – 2010.

17.6.04
ALB launched to Cruiser broken down in Barrow channel, 2 pob , casualty towards Burnham, where it was handed over to Burnham L/B. NE 3. 1900 – 2359.

23.6.04
ILB launched to Sailboarder in trouble off Minster, casualty made shore unaided. SW 7/8. 1845 – 1912.

23.6.04
ALB launched to medivac ill person from Sailing Barge in Stangate Creek, person evacuated and landed ashore to ambulance. SW 7/8. 2235 – 2359.

25.6.04
ALB launched to take over tow of cruiser with 2 pob , at present in tow of Gravesend L/B, casualty towed to Queenborough Hbr . NW 2. 1301 – 1530.

25.6.04
ILB launched to land person from yacht with hand injury in Queenborough Hbr , casualty landed to ambulance. NW 2. 1400 – 1435.

30.6.04
ALB launched to medivac person ill from cabin cruiser in Sharfleet creek, person landed ashore to ambulance and then ALB towed craft into Queenborough Hbr . SW 2. 1106 – 1315.

2.7.04
ILB launched to person in the water at Rochester , ILB stood down, person recovered. SW 2. 0105 – 0110.

2.7.04
ALB launched to yacht aground on West Barrow Bank, 1 pob , 2 L/B crew used XP boat to reach casualty in breaking seas, casualty refloated and towed into Queenborough Hbr . SW 8. 2037 – 0105.

3.7.04
ALB launched to medivac sick crew member from Bulk Carrier in Southend anchorages, person landed ashore to ambulance. Wstly 6. 0859 – 0949

4.7.04
ALB and ILB both launched to report of speedboat sinking off Minster, 6 pob , ILB towed craft ashore. SW 3. 1415 – 1526.

7.7.04
ALB launched to 36ft catamaran with 1 pob drifting off Faversham Creek, Whitstable