22nd April

22nd April

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1129 to a report of a “Barge” on fire near the M2 Motorway Bridge at Rochester. The ILB was stood down at 1136, when it was confirmed to be a controlled burn, ILB returned to station and ready for service at 1210. Estly 2.

9th April

9th April

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1341 to report from UK Coastguard of an injured person on board a moored yacht off Gillingham Strand, ILB advised that a man had fallen approximately 10ft from the mast on to another crewmember. ILB arrived on scene and one casualty care crewman was placed on board to assess the casualty, the ILB proceeded to Gillingham marina to collect a Paramedic. The Paramedic was placed on board the yacht and with the lifeboat crew assistance, the casualty was placed in a neck brace and onto a spinal board, the casualty was then transferred to the shore to awaiting ambulance. ILB returned to station at 1608. SW 2.

Inshore lifeboat launched again at 1902 to a craft reported aground at the M2 Bridge, Rochester. A second craft had gone to assist, but had also gone aground, the ILB crew were advised that a 13yr old boy had somehow crushed his fingers on the craft, the ILB once on scene, evacuated the boy to shore to ambulance, then returned to the craft and towed the craft to a mooring, the second craft had managed to free itself and returned to a mooring unaided. TheĀ ILB returned to station at 2125. Sw 3.

2nd April

2nd April

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1957 to 8mtr Cruiser, broken down at Rochester, 2 persons onboard. ILB arrived on scene at 2035, tow established and casualty towed to pontoon at Chatham Maritime marina, where it was met by Medway Coastguard. ILB returned to station at 2250. Var 1.

30th March

30th March

All weather lifeboat launched at 1005 to a 21 metre Wind Farm transfer vessel, which had struck an unknown underwater object, 2 crew and 4 turbine technicians onboard, vessel taking on water and stuck fast on object. Whitstable lifeboat and another windfarm vessel proceeding. ALB on scene 1040, portable pump and two crew placed onboard, along with pump from Whitstable. After continuous pumping, the vessel seemed stable and eventually floated free from the obstruction, after sealing the compartment and with engines running, the vessel proceeded slowly under its own power towards Whitstable, with Sheerness and Whitstable lifeboats escorting. The vessel eventually secured on the Quay at Whitstable and the ALB was released, returning to station at 1340. Southerly 3.

28th March

28th March

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1318 to a small 3 mtr single hovercraft, broken down between Hoo Fort and Darnettness, River Medway, ILB on scene at 1335, person taken onboard and hovercraft towed back to Gillingham Strand, where it was landed. ILB released and returned to station at 1453. SW 2/3.

25th March

25th March

Inshore lifeboat launched at 0948 to continue search for possible person in the water from Sheerness seafront. ILB searched from Garrison Point to Grain Shore and then upriver to Stangate Creek and back to entrance of Queenborough including Sheerness Harbour, nothing found, ILB returned to station at 1120. NE 5/6.

25th March

25th March

All weather lifeboat launched at 0005 to assist in search along with ILB, CG Rescue Helicopter and Police Helicopter, CG & Police shore teams and Kent Fire & Rescue for person reported in the water off Sheerness Seafront. Area thoroughly searched down to the East of Bartons Point, nothing found, ALB returned to station at 0133. NE 6/7.

24th March

24th March

Inshore lifeboat launched at 2334 to report by Kent Police of a Person in the water off Sheerness Seafront, ILB commenced search from Garrison Point along the shore close in Eastwards to Bartons Point, search joined by Police Helicopter and UK CG Rescue Helicopter and Sheerness All weather lifeboat, shore search by CG, Police and Kent Fire & Rescue, area thoroughly searched, nothing found, ILB returned to station at 0200. NE 6/7.

19th March

19th March

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1616 to report of vulnerable person in unsafe position on Rochester Bridge, ILB proceeded and arrived on scene, where they stood off, whilst Police talked to person. Police safely escorted person off bridge, ILb released and returned to station at 1755. WSW 6.

3rd March

3rd March

Inshore lifeboat launched at 1823 to 23ft yacht with machinery failure, 2 persons onboard, craft reported drifting off Stangate Creek, upon arrival of ILB, nothing visual, further update from casualty, placed them close to Grain Hard buoy, ILB proceeded and located casualty, tow line secured and casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough harbour. ILB returned to station at 1950. SE 3.