Inshore lifeboat launched at 2154 to reports of a vulnerable male possibly entered the water at Gillingham Strand. ILB on scene at 2218, carried out search using night vision eqpt and shoreline search carried out by Sheppey & Medway CRT. Search units stood down at 2302, Police confirm person found safe ashore. ILB returned to station at 2333.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 0847 to yacht reported aground with sails still set on Hoo Island. ILB arrived on scene at 0909, upon investigation, found single occupant, who lives onboard, no assistance required, happy to remain onboard the craft until next H.W then make his way back to his mooring at Strood, ILB released and returned to station at 0950. SW 4/5.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1700 to 6 mtr Angling Boat with 4 persons onboard, craft suffered outboard failure and in danger of being washed ashore onto rocks inside No 5 berth, Sheerness Docks. ILB quickly on scene, tow line secured at 1707 and craft towed clear into open water. The craft was then towed back to it’s mooring in Queenborough creek, ILB returned to station at 1757. SW 3.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1519 to 22ft Yacht aground on Deadman’s Island, 2 persons onboard, ILB on scene at 1523, ILB attempted to tow clear, craft moved slightly, Port Workboat also assisted, but due to falling tide, further attempts to re-float had to be abandoned, craft left with anchor out and the two persons were landed ashore at Queenborough. ILB returned to station at 1645. NW 3.
Inshore lifeboat paged at 1246 for Kite Surfer reported in difficulties off Minster. ILB cancelled at 1251, person almost ashore with assistance of a Wind Surfer. NW 5.
All weather lifeboat launched at 1820 to a 30ft cabin Cruiser with fouled propeller and no electrical power at present in tow of Whitstable L/B off Whitstable area, there were two persons onboard the casualty craft. ALB on scene at 1855 approx. 4 NM East of the Spile Buoy, crewman placed onboard and the craft safely under tow at 1905, tow to Queenborough harbour passed without incident and the casualty craft was secured at 2045, ALB returned to station at 2100. NW 3.
Inshore and All weather Lifeboats paged at 0616 for report of person entered the water at Chatham, both boats requested due to prevailing weather. Both boats cancelled at 0621, person found safe ashore. Wstly 8.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1400 to report of 19ft Yacht with broken rudder, one person onboard, initial position placed the craft upriver, but after further information, craft was NW of Garrison Point. ILB located the casualty at 1430, approx. half a mile from Martello Tower. Craft taken under tow for Queenborough Harbour, where it was secured at 1510, ILB returned to station at 1525. NE 3.
Inshore lifeboat crew paged at 0955 and placed on standby as protester’s from Greenpeace had boarded a Car Carrier and the dock where it was due to berth. The ILB remained on standby until it was stood down by UKCG at 1045.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1338 to a 25ft motorboat broke down near Fowley Island in East Swale, there was one person onboard. Upon arrival of the ILB, the owner had managed to re-start his engine and ILb intended to escort the craft, but shortly after, the engine stopped again. The ILB secured a tow line and the casualty vessel was towed to Queenborough harbour, where it was secured. ILB returned to station at 1615. SW 4/5.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 2158 to report of small rowing boat with one occupant attempting to tow a 18ft Cabin Boat near Darnettness, River Medway. On scene at 2230, both craft taken under tow and towed to a secure mooring off Gillingham Strand. ILB returned to station at 2355. NW 2.
All weather lifeboat launched at 1535 to report of a 25ft Yacht in difficulties off Kingsnorth jetty, River Medway. On route to casualty, lifeboat was advised that it was reported that another yacht had taken casualty under tow, but not confirmed, lifeboat requested to continue. On scene at 1557, the casualty was in fact under tow of another yacht and was going to be placed on a mooring off Gillingham Marina, once this was safely done, the lifeboat was released and returned to station at 1700 amid heavy rain and thunderstorms. Westerly 6 to 8.