Sheerness RNLI all-weather lifeboat crew were tasked at 0855 on Sunday 11 October by the UK Coastguard to respond to reports of a 29′ cabin cruiser with 3 people on board which was disabled due to becoming entangled in a mooring chain in the vicinity of Gillingham Reach.
Launching at 0917 with a crew of 6 onboard the Lifeboat was on scene at 0948.
At 1037 after the lifeboat crew had managed to release the casualty vessel it was then towed the short distance to a mooring opposite Gillingham Marina and the 3 persons were handed into the care of the Medway Coastguard Rescue Team who were present on shore.
The ALB was released at 1059 and returned to station at 1135. NW 4.
Sheerness inshore lifeboat was tasked at 1027 by the UK Coastguard after a report from Medway VTS of a yacht aground on Queenborough Spit.
Launching at 1040 with a crew of 3 the ILB was on scene 5 minutes later.
After confirming the skipper of the yacht was ok and happy to stay onboard his craft to await the next flood tide. As a safety measure the lifeboat crew deployed the yachts anchor. The Lifeboat was then stood down and was back on station at 1053. Wind SW 3.
The Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat launched with a crew of three at 1836 om Tuesday 8 September after being tasked to reports of a jet ski with fuel problems near Dead Mans Island, Queenborough Harbour. The casualty was located at 1846 close to Loden Hope, Queenborough Harbour. A tow was established and along with its male rider the Jetski was taken to the launching ramp at Kingsferry Bridge. The lifeboat was released and arrived back on station at 2027. SW F3.
Inshore lifeboat with a crew of three launched at 02:02 on Sunday 12 April after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to a multi agency incident at Sun Pier,Chatham. With the incident resolved the lifeboat was stood down and returned to station at 03.10 where it was refuelled and made ready for further service.
Wind W F 1/2.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1346, following a report from UK Coast Guard of a Rower in difficulties between the two Rochester bridges, on route to casualty, the ILB was stood down, as it was confirmed that CG Team, had managed to recover casualty by using throw bags. ILB returned to station at 1545. Easterly 5/6.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1138 on Saturday 28 December 2019 after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to reports of an up-turned dinghy in the River Medway close to the M2 Bridge at Rochester.
The lifeboat proceeded at best speed and located the craft along with a large piece of floating debris and with nothing untoward found a line was attached and the wreckage was towed to Medway Bridge Marina where,with assistance from the Medway Coastguard Rescue Team,it was removed from the water and the lifeboat crew were stood down.
Whilst on route back to station the lifeboat crew reported to the Coastguard that there was a lot of floating debris all the way upriver from Rochester in the tidal section.
The lifeboat was back on station at 1345. Wind SSE 2
The Sheerness RNLI all weather lifeboat was called out to help search for a craft that was four hours overdue getting to Queenborough
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness all weather lifeboat ‘George and Ivy Swanson’ launched at 2050 on Thursday 19 December after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to search for a 25 foot workboat that had left Sun Pier, Chatham, at 1420 heading for Queenborough Harbour where it was due to arrive at approximately 1630.No communication had been received from the missing craft and concerns had been raised as to its safety and also for the 57 year old man onboard who was alone and suffering health problems.
The ALB had commenced a search of the lower reaches of the River Medway when a call from the Medway Coastguard rescue team reported that the craft had been spotted on a mooring at Gillingham. Having located the craft, the ALB crew made it secure and took the man ashore where he was taken into the care of the coastguard team.
The ALB was back on station at 2220. wind SSE force 4
The crew of the inshore lifeboat launched at 2334 the same night after being tasked by the UK Coastguard to assist in a further incident which involved the Coastguard helicopter from Lydd and the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Teams.
The ILB returned to station at 0200.