6th February

6th February

Inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ were tasked at 1721 on Saturday 6 February by the UK Coastguard in response to report of lights being seen on Grain Tower.
Launching at 1736 with a crew of three the Lifeboat was on scene at 5.40pm where they made contact with three people fishing and who confirmed they were happy to remain on the Tower until the next low water.
The Lifeboat was stood down at 1743 after taking the contact details of the three persons to hand over to the UK Coastguard for safety reasons.
The lifeboat returned to station at 1750 and was made ready for further service. NE 5

24th January

24th January

Sheerness RNLI lifeboat was launched to rescue three young men from Red Sand Towers after they had become stranded.
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness all-weather lifeboat ‘The George and Ivy Swanson’ were tasked by the UK Coastguard at 0833 to reports of three people being stranded on the Red Sand Towers in the Thames Estuary
Launching at 0857 with a crew of six the ALB arrived on the scene at 0928 and soon located the three young men who were then removed from the tower and taken onboard the lifeboat which then returned to the Lifeboat mooring in Sheerness docks.
The lifeboat arrived back on station at 1005where they were met by members of the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team and Kent Police.
The three young men said that they had become stranded on the Red Sand towers after their two RHIB craft had gone adrift on the tide. ESE F3.

11th October

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.

22nd September

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.

8th September

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.

12th April

12th April

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.

22nd March

22nd March

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.

28th December

28th December

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