Inshore lifeboat launched at 1203 to report of a body in the water near Thunderbolt Pier, Chatham Dockyard. On route to scene, the ILB was stood down at 1215 by UKCG, report confirmed that body was in a dock at Chatham Historic Dockyard and rescue units on scene. ILB returned to station at 1232. Easterly 2/3.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 2347 to several reports of a Red Flare sighted over Bartlett/Rainham creek area, ILB carried out a search into creeks where the tide would allow, nothing seen. ILB stood down at 0020. ILB back on station at 0050. Estly 2.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1740 to report of vulnerable male missing between Barton’s Point and Eastchurch. ILB carried out shoreline search along with CG units and Police, nothing found, all SAR units stood down at 1817, person found safe and well at home. ILB returned to station at 1833. Variable 2.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1143 to Jet Skier broken down in Swale near Elmley. Casualty located by ILB in East Swale near No 2 channel marker. Person okay, ILB took casualty in tow for Kingsferry Bridge launch site, where he was safely landed at 1250 into the care of Sheppey Cg. ILB returned to station at 1306. Easterly 4/5.
All weather and Inshore lifeboats launched at 0016 & 0023 to a report of a person on board a craft off Gillingham Strand with a severe arm injury. Both lifeboats on scene at 0038, two casualty care trained crew embarked by ILB and taken across to craft, after initial assessment, the person was embarked by ILB and landed ashore into the care of CG and Paramedics, the ILB then returned to the craft and embarked a second person and landed him ashore. ILB then returned to the craft and made it secure on a mooring. Both lifeboats were released and returned to station at 0137. Easterly 3.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1139 to a report from a member of the public of a craft on its side approx. 1 mile off Minster Leas, ILB arrived in area and carried out a search of the area, nothing visual, after talking to members of the public and some kayakers in area, who had also seen nothing, the ILB was released by the UKCG and returned to station at 1233. Easterly 3.
ALL weather lifeboat tasked at 1330 on leaving Gillingham marina after routine maintenance to a 30ft Cruiser putting out a ‘Pan Pan’ call after going aground and losing propulsion on Bishops Marsh opposite Kingsnorth jetty, 4 pob. ALB on scene at 1343, line passed to craft and towed clear into deeper water, casualty in tow for Gillingham marina at 1345, all well onboard, craft handed over to marina workboat and lifeboat released and returned to station at 1440. Estly 4/5.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1726 to report of small inflatable having difficulty in getting back to the shore off Sheerness Seafront, 3 people reported on board. ILB on scene at 1732, dinghy with two children being walked ashore by 1 adult, ILB crew hailed person and not in any danger, person only up to his knees in water. ILB watched the persons get to shore and then returned to station at 1742. Estly 2/3.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1606 to vulnerable person on Rochester Bridge, ILB stood down at 1614, person now safe with Police off bridge. ILB returned to station and ready for service at 1645. Sthly 3.
Inshore Crew paged at 1437 to report of two persons cut off by the tide at Warden Point. Launch cancelled at 1445 by UKCG, persons now reported to be safe and now out of danger.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1823 to small inflatable dinghy with outboard failure, one person on board, drifting approx half a mile off Minster. ILB on scene at 1834, person taken on board ILB and dinghy taken under tow, proceeding to the Shingle Bank. Casualty safe ashore at 1857 with Sheppey CRT. ILB returned to station at 1913, ready for service at 1930. SW 4.