2005 Callouts Histoy

2005 Callouts Histoy

3.01.2005
(Zone 2, P2)

ILB launched to capsized sailing dinghy with 2 persons in the water,  1 mile from station, upon arrival, the casualty had been righted and underway for the shore, under the watchful eye of the ILB. 1457 – 1525. Wstly 4/5.
8.01.2005
(Zone 3, F6)
ILB Launched to report of person possibly in the water off Strood, 11 miles from station, after red flashing light was seen mid river, ILB carried out search and located light amid rubbish.  2335 – 0138. Wstly 4/5.
13.01.2005
(Zone 3, F10)
 ALB & ILB launched to Charter Passenger vessel on fire off approaches to Chatham with 2 persons onboard, 8 miles from station, casualty managed to berth alongside where fire was tackled by Fire service and tug, ALB 1246 – 1501; ILB 1246 – 1625. Wstly 3.
26.01.2005
(Zone 1, I 22)
 ALB launched to carry out D/F and radar search following EPIRB signal on 121.5 in area of Sea Reach channel, 4 miles from station, carried out search of area, nothing untoward found. 2220 – 0044.NW 3.
12.02.2005
(Zone 4, B6)
ILB launched to 18ft Speedboat with two persons onboard, broken down 1 mile off Minster, casualty located and towed to the safety of Sheerness Docks. 0138 – 0307. SW 4/5.
12.02.2005
(Zone 3, G13)
ILB launched to inflatable dinghy with one occupant thought to be in trouble off Sharps Green, 5 miles from station, River Medway, ILB recalled, casualty made shore safely. 1334 – 1402. NW 7/8.
13.02.2005
(Zone 3, A18)
ILB launched to report of children cut off by tide on saltings off Coalmouth Creek, Rvr Medway, 4 miles from station, ILB carried out search, located two wildfowlers and a dog, nothing else visual, ILB assisted the wildfowlers and dog ashore.  1643 – 1812.  NW 6/7.
21.02.2005
(Zone 3, A24)
 ILB launched to crewmember overboard from Car Carrier berthed at Sheerness, 1/2 mile from station, casualty was recovered by persons ashore. 1419 – 1437. Nthly 4/5.
27.02.2005
(Zone 3, F11)
ILB launched to 26ft Angling Boat with 2 persons onboard with fouled propellor off Gillingham Marina, 8 miles from station, ILB freed propellor and assisted craft onto safe mooring. 0258 – 0437. NE 5/6.
11.03.2005
(Zone 3, D13)
ILB launched to report of dinghy drifting off Kingsnorth Jetty, 6 miles from station, Rvr Medway, ILB carried out search with Police RIB, nothing untoward found. 1344 – 1506. NW 6.
26.03.2005
(Zone 3, H5)
ILB launched to assist CG in search for missing female at Rochester, 12 miles from station, River Medway, ILB carried out search from Chatham upriver to Halling Marshes, nothing found. 1437 – 1720. Estly 2. Fog. ( casualty later found safe ashore)
26.03.2005
(Zone 3, C 23)
ILB re-launched to report of 7mtr cruiser aground on Queenborough Spit,  1 1/2 miles from station, ILB located casualty ashore in Fog, all 4 crew safe and happy to remain onboard until craft refloats on next tide. 1725 – 1827. Estly 2. Fog
30.03.2005
( Zone 3, E13).
ILB and Sheerness Boarding Boat whilst on exercise came upon 36ft Yacht aground just SE of No 22 buoy with 5 persons onboard, 6 miles from station, crew’s assisted in placing out anchor and checking that all was well, yacht’s crew remaining onboard until rising tide. 1930 – 2115. Estly 2.
4.04.2005
( Zone 3, D 18 )
ILB launched to 16ft Speedboat with 3 persons onboard, out of fuel and unsure of position. 4 miles from station, After extensive search, casualty was located aground close to Captain’s Creek, River Medway, casualty was successfully refloated and towed to Gillingham Strand. 2207 – 0142. NW 3.
10.4.2005
( Zone 2, I 7)
ALB diverted from exercise to 42ft Yacht “Happy One” with 5 persons onboard, aground and suffered machinery failure, inshore of Blacktail Beacons, 9 miles from station, Southend L/B assisted to refloat casualty, Sheerness ALB towed casualty into safety of Queenborough Hbr.1053 – 1255. NW 3.
21.04.2005
(Zone 1, O 24)
ALB launched to investigate “EPIRB” reported activated in Sheerness area, 2 miles from station, carried out D/F and radar search, nothing found. 2234 – 2355. Estly 2.
27.04.2005
( Zone 4, A 6)
ILB launched to Sailboarder in trouble off Minster, 2 miles from station, casualty was taken ashore by local club safety boat upon ILB’s arrival. 1650 – 1723. Wstly 2, squally.
28.04.2005
( Zone 4, B 8)
ALB launched to provide Coastguard with illumination of Minster Cliffs,  4 miles from station, where person was stranded on cliff, casualty was recovered by Coastguard. 0020 – 0110. SW 2.
1.05.2005
(Zone2, M 10)
ALB launched to 18ft dayboat unsure of position and suffered broken shaft, 5 miles from station, 3 persons onboard, casualty was located East of Medway Buoy by Port Patrol Craft and ALB took over tow of casualty into Queenborough hbr. 1830 – 2020. SW 2.
2.05.2005
(Zone3, C 23)
ILB launched to 21ft Motor Cruiser aground on Queenborough Spit,  1 1/2 miles from station, 3 persons onboard, craft high and dry, crew happy to remain onboard until next tide, ILB placed out anchor and offered advice. 1203 -1302. SW 1.
8.05.2005
(Zone 4, A 9)
ILB launched to report of 2 capsized sail dinghies off Sheerness,  2 miles from station, 1 craft made shore safely, other craft remained capsized off Medway Channel with Pilot Cutter standing by, ILB took casualty onboard and righted craft and towed craft to local Yacht Club. 1603 – 1715. NW 3.
9.05.2005
(Zone3, H 19)
ILB launched to overdue 26ft yacht with elderly gentleman onboard, on passage from local yacht club to gillingham, 4 miles from station, ILB carried out search of river along with CG and rescue helicopter, ILB returned to station to refuel and change crew before re-launching to continue search, casualty was eventually located at anchor in halstow creek, gentleman declined any assistance and declined to come ashore. 1940 – 0029. NE 3.
10.05.2005
(Zone 3,H19 & D 13)
ILB launched to check on welfare of elderly gentleman onboard yacht from previous night,4 miles from station, ILB assisted to refloat craft and when in deep water, craft proceeded under own power with ILB escorting. As ILB passed Kingsnorth Jetty, they were called to an injured jetskier with suspected broken ankle, casualty was assisted into Training RIB and escorted to Gillingham marina, where he was landed to ambulance, yacht was secured in marina. 1135 – 1521. Nthly 2.
20.05.2005
(Zone 3,E 8)
ILB launched to report of two persons in the water off Upnor Castle, 10 miles from station, both persons wearing lifejackets, ILB recalled at 1131, persons were recovered by local workboat. 1115 – 1217. SW 4.
21.05.2005
(Zone 3, H 7) 
ILB and ALB launched to person reported missing from Sun Pier, Chatham, 11 miles from station, both lifeboats carried out search of River, nothing found. ILB 2200 – 0121. ALB 2220 – 0121. SW 3/4.
27.05.2005
(Zone 4, C 13) 
ILB launched to female casualty trapped in mud at base of cliff’s at Warden Point, 4 miles from station, ILB assisted to free the casualty and her dog from the mud and landed them ashore at Warden bay to local CG. 1204 – 1356. Sthly 3.
28.05.2005
(Zone 2, H10)
ALB launched to 7mtr yacht with 2 persons onboard, meeting adverse conditions NE of Medway Buoy, 6 miles from station, craft under sail alone, no engine, casualty located N of N.Oaze buoy, casualty towed in safely to Queenborough Hbr. 0901 – 1117. SW 7/8.
28.5.2005
(Zone 1, I 19)
ALB diverted to 36ft Yacht with propellor fouled by sail, 3 persons onboard, 4 miles from station, Southend Lifeboat had tow on craft & holding into wind, ALB took over tow & casualty towed into the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1119 – 1352. SW 7/8.
28.05.2005
(Zone 2, P7)
ILB launched to 24ft Motorboat broken down off Cheyney Spit, 2 miles from station, with 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to safety of Queenborough Hbr by ILB. 0901 – 1042. SW 7.
28.05.2005
(Zone 3, A24)
ILB diverted to 18ft Yacht with 2 persons onboard, making no headway against wind and the tide and in danger of being swept under the berths at Sheerness Docks, 1/2 mile from station, ILB assisted the yacht into the safety of Sheerness Lower camber. 1045 – 1230. SW 7.
28.05.2005
(Zone 3, E16)
ILB launched to 40ft motor Sailer with 2 persons onboard, 6 miles from station, craft lost propulsion and was swept on to Bishop Ooze mudbank, casualty managed to regain power and proceeded to chatham. 1445 – 1521. SW 6/7.
28.05.2005
(Zone 3, H4)
ILB crew paged for launch to report of Red Flares at Rochester, 12 miles from station, but stood down, flares orignated inland. 1625 – 1645. SW 6.
28.05.2005
(Zone 4, A5)
ILB launched to 14ft Open Boat broke down and drifting off Sheerness,3 miles from station, 3 persons onboard, very cold and wet, casualty located and towed into the Lower Camber. 1741 – 1920.SW 6.
29.05.2005
(Zone 2, O16)
ALB launched to 27ft Yacht aground on Spile Sands with 2 persons onboard, 9 miles from station, ALB with the assistance of Whitstable lifeboat  safely refloated the yacht, who proceeded on it’s passage to Harty. 1100 – 1300. Estly 2.
29.05.2005
(Zone 3, H7)
ILB and ALB both launched to report of person seen to have jumped into the River at Chatham, 11 miles from station, Rescue helicopter also proceeding, all units stood down when it was confirmed that no person in the water. 2351 – 0053. Sthly 2.
30.05.2005
(Zone 3, H5)
ILB launched to report of person(s) shouting for help off bank at Rochester, 15 miles from station, ILB carried out thorough search of river around marinas and reed banks upstream of Motorway bridge, nothing found. 0443 – 0730. Sthly 2.
6.06.2005
(Zone 2, I15)
ALB launched to 15mtr cruiser with 3 persons onboard, reported to be making water and lost one of his engines, 6 miles from station, casualty located NE of Medway Buoy & 2 crew & pump transferred, casualty was taken in tow, ingress of water stopped and craft pumped out, casualty secured in Queenborough Hbr. 1828 – 2117. NE 4.
10.06.2005
(Zone 2, O2)
ILB launched to 26ft Yacht with fouled propellor, 7 cables NNE of Garrison Point, 2 persons onboard, casualty was towed to mooring in Queenborough hbr, where ILB crew freed the yachts propellor. 1936 – 2106. Estly 4.
22.06.2005
(Zone 4, A4)
ILB launched to 3 youths drifting out to sea on inflatable dinghy,  1 mile from station, ILB recovered casualties and landed them ashore to CG. 1845 – 1941. Sthly 2.
22.06.2005
(Zone 4, D 13)
ILB and ALB both diverted from exercise to report of two children drifting out sea on rubber ring off Warden Point, 5 miles from station, search carried out , nothing found, children found safe and well on beach. 2108 – 2245. Sthly 2.
23.06.2005
(Zone 4, A5)
ILB launched to two youths drifting out to sea on rubber ring off Sheerness, 2 miles from station, ILB arrived on scene to find both youths walking ashore, ILB crew escorted them to the beach. 1955 – 2058. Sthly 2.
24.06.2005
(Zone 3,F 12)
ALB launched to 26ft motorboat broken down and unsure of pos’n in Rvr Medway, 7 miles from station, 3 persons onboard, casualty was located in Pinup Reach and towed to Gillingham marina. 0350 – 0528. NE 1.
24.06.2005
(Zone 4, B 7)
ALB launched to 38ft Motorboat broken down with 5 persons onboard and dragging it’s anchor approx half a mile off Minster, 3 miles from station, casualty located and towed into Queenborough Hbr. 1429 – 1610. NW 5/6.
25.06.2005
(Zone 2, M 12)
ALB launched to 26ft Yacht with engine failure entrance to Medway channel, 4 miles from station, 2 persons onboard, ALB arrived on scene to find yacht under sail, the casualty was towed into the Rvr Medway, where it proceeded under sail back to it’s moorings. 0652 – 0820. Nthly 1.
26.06.2005
(Zone 2, N 23)
ALB launched to 34ft motorboat broken down with fuel problems 1 mile South East of the Red Sand Towers with 6 persons onboard, 10 miles from station, casualty taken in tow and towed to the entrance of the Ray Gut at Southend, where it was handed over to another vessel. 1248 – 1530. NE 3/4.
3.07.2005
(Zone2, M 9)
ALB launched to 41ft Cruiser broken down with fuel problems, approx 3/4 of a mile SE of No 2 buoy, 5 miles from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1640 – 1830. SE 2.
14.07.2005
(Zone 1, I 23)
Launched to 26ft Cruiser broken down with fuel problem in middle of shipping lane nr No 4 Sea Reach,4 miles from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to the safety of Queenborough hbr. 1829 – 2013. SW 2.
16.07.2005
(Zone 2, P5)
ALB launched to report of fishing vessel making water & broken down off Minster with 2 persons onboard. 3 miles from station, ALB located 14ft open boat with outboard failure, towed to Sheerness Lower Camber basin. 1345 – 1445. NW 2/3.
30.07.2005
(Zone 1, K14)
ALB launched to 26ft cruiser out of petrol with 6 persons onboard, 5 miles from station, anchored off Yantlet Flats. Casualty taken in tow and towed in to Sheerness, where crew obtained fuel for craft, so it could resume passage to Chatham. 1855 – 2100. SW 3/4.
3.08.2005
(Zone 3, H 7)
ILB launched to report of sailing craft in trouble off Sun Pier, Chatham. 11 miles from station, ILB checked all craft in area, local sailing club dinghies and rescue boats checked, all ok. False alarm with good intent. 1200 – 1331. NW 2/3.
8.08.2005
(Zone 4, B 21)
ALB launched to 48ft Sunseeker Cruiser out of fuel just NE of Spile buoy, 10 miles from station, 4 persons onboard. Casualty was towed into the safety of Queenborough Hbr. 1824 – 2110. SE 2/3.
12.08.2005
(Zone 1, O 23)
ILB launched to single handed 24ft Yacht aground on Grain Spit, 1/2 mile from station, ILB checked craft who was hard aground and placed out anchor, owner happy to remain onboard until next tide. 0817 – 0857. NW 2/3.
12.08.2005
(Zone 1, O 23)
ILB launched to keep watchful eye on Yacht from previous incident whilst refloating,1/2 mile from station, ILB assisted to raise anchor and escort Yacht into main channel where the owner was happy to proceed unaided back to moorings. 1356 – 1530. NW 3.
12.08.2005
( Zone 4, A 6)
ILB launched to Kite Surfer reported in trouble off Minster, 2 miles from station, upon arrival, casualty had been assisted ashore. 1559 – 1635. NW 3.
19.08.2005
(Zone 3, C 17)
ILB launched to 26ft Motorboat with machinery failure anchored in Kethole Reach, 4 miles from station, Rvr Medway, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed into Stoke Creek and placed on mooring and persons landed ashore. 1317 – 1451. NNW 4.
20.08.2005
(Zone 4, B 24)
ALB launched to 40ft Steel Cruiser with complete steering failure, pos’n South of the Kentish Flats windfarm, 10 miles from station, 4 persons onboard, ALB took the casualty in tow and towed it to a safe berth in Queenborough Hbr. 1135 – 1430. NW 4.
24.08.2005
(Zone 2, I 11)
ALB launched to 46ft Fishing vessel broken down and drifting with fuel problem near Blacktail Beacons, 8 miles from Sheerness, 3 persons onboard, upon ALB arrival, casualty had regained power, but soon after lost engine power, casualty was taken in tow and towed to the Leigh Ray at Southend. 1846 – 2147. SW 5.
25.08.2005
(Zone 3, E 10)
ILB launched to incident being dealt with by Kent Police at Hoo, Rvr Medway, 8 miles from station, ILB was released & returned to station. 2340 – 0122. Wstly 4/5.
27.08.2005
(Zone2, I 9)
ALB launched to 25ft Yacht with overheating problems at South Shoebury buoy, 6 miles from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty was taken in tow and towed to safety of Queenborough hbr. 2040 – 2322. NE 1.
27.08.2005
(Zone 2.G 24)
ALB launched to report of Red Flares near Red Sand towers, ALB searched from Red Sand Towers to SW Barrow buoy and back to Shoebury Boom, nothing sighted, flares possibly orignated further to the North over river Roach. 2335 – 0145. NE1.
28.08.2005 ALB crew paged at 1825 to 36ft Powerboat  with power failure, ALB stood down before launch, casualty assisted by passing craft.
31.08.2005
(Zone 3, B 20)
ILB launched to 21ft Powerboat with broken stern drive anchored off ThamesPort, Rvr Medway, 2 persons onboard. Casualty towed to Gillingham Marina. 1455 – 1715. Sthly 2.
1.09.2005
(Zone 1, O 24)
ALB launched to 10 mtr Motor Sailer with flat battery off Montgomery Wreck, casualty located under sail off Garrison point and towed to Queenborough hbr, with 3 persons onboard. 1221 – 1327. SW 2.
1.09.2005
(Zone 2, P 4)
ILB launched to report of three persons being blown out to sea in small inflatable off Minster, ILB stood down, casualties safe ashore. 1642 – 1702. SW 2.
3.09.2005
(Zone 2, O 1)
ILB launched to 15ft Dayboat with Outboard failure in Little Nore anchorage, 8 cables from station, 3 persons onboard, casualty towed to Lower Camber, Sheerness . 1801 – 1840. Estly 3. Poor visibility.
3.09.2005
(Zone 2)
ALB launched to 18ft Dayboat unsure of their position, but believed in Barrow Deep Channel, some 20 miles from station, casualty located in Barrow Deep by Radar and D/F with 2 persons onboard, escorted to No 5 Barrow Deep, where it was handed over to Police Launch for return to Burnham. 1906 – 2300. Estly 3. Poor visibility.
19.09.2005
(Zone 2, E 22)
ALB launched to 30ft Gaff Sloop disabled with fuel blockage and becalmed near SW Swin Buoy, 12.5 mls from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty located and towed into Queenborough Harbour. 1158 – 1512. Estly 1.
1.10.2005
(Zone 2, N 2)
ALB launched to 21ft Yacht with problem outboard just North of grain Edge buoy, 1 mile from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to safe berth in Lower Camber, Sheerness. 2336 – 0030. NW 3/4.
7.10.2005
(Zone 2, O 3)
ALB launched to 37ft Cruiser unsure of position, on passage from Brighton to Chatham, 2 persons onboard, casualty located 2 miles from station off Delta Beacon, casualty escorted to safety of Queenborough Harbour. 1850 -2020. Var 1/2.visibility poor.
10.10.2005
(Zone 1, H 24)
ALB launched to carry out search for possible missing persons off Southend Pier following fire on pier, carried out search with Rescue 125, Gravesend L/B, PLA launch & MFV, search terminated when it was confirmed that all persons were accounted for. 0007 – 0209. Sthly 1/2.
10.10.2005
(Zone 1, H 24)
ALB launched to assist Essex Fire service in dampening down fire hotspots on Southend pier, two Fire officers embarked and assisted where required. Task completed at 1615. 1345 – 1700. Sthly 2/3.
15.10.2005
(Zone 3, A 24)
ILB and ALB launched to medivac injured person with severe knee injury from Sail Training Yacht in Sheerness Harbour, casualty stretchered ashore to Ambulance. ILB/ALB 1840 – 1941. NE 3.
16.10.2005
(Zone 4, B 8)
ILB launched to Sailboarder reported in trouble off Minster Leas, ILB stood down shortly after, casualty made shore safely. 1337 – 1349. NE 3/4.
27.10.2005
(Zone 3, D 13)
ILB paged to report of 30ft Yacht in trouble off Kingsnorth Jetty at 1905, ILB was stood down at 1907, casualty made it safely to marina. SW 3.
28.10.2005
(Zone 1,P 24)
ALB launched to 30ft Yacht with engine failure just East of Garrison Point,4 persons onboard, casualty located and towed to Queenborough hbr, where it was secured. 1525 – 1630. SW 3/4.
30.10.2005
(Zone 2, O 1)
ALB launched to 26ft Motor Sailer broken down near Grain Edge buoy, 5 cables from station, 2 persons onboard, casualty towed to safety of Queenborough harbour. 1401 – 1515. Sthly 4/5.
13.11.2005
(Zone 2, P 3)
ILB launched to 14ft Dayboat in difficulties 1 mile East of Garrison Point off Sheerness seafront, 2 persons onboard, casualty located close inshore and aground, 2 ILB crew assisted the occupants ashore to the safety of CG Mobile, craft secured. 1605 – 1712. NE 2.
1.12.2005
(Zone 3, G 14)
ALB launched to report of 50ft Cruiser aground with 2 persons onboard, some 6/7 miles from station in Rvr Medway, casualty located high and dry off Saltings near Horrid Hill, crew would have to wait for next HW. 1549 – 1703. SSE 5/6.
1.12.2005
(Zone 3, G 14)
ALB and ILB both launched to provide safety for 50ft Cruiser aground off Horrid Hill, Rvr Medway some 6 miles from station. Casualty refloated and was escorted to Gillingham marina by ALB, whilst ILB returned to station. 2200 – 0045. SSE 5.
31.12.2005
(Zone 1,P 18)
ILB launched to Wildfowler stuck in mud at Coalmouth Creek, River Medway. Rescue 125, Fire & Rescue, Cg proceeding, ILB arrived on scene and located casualty, two crewmembers freed casualty from the mud and landed him ashore to CG and Ambulance, suffering from shock and mild hypothermia.  1215 – 1350. NW 4.