Inshore lifeboat launched at 1318 to a Jet Ski broken down and aground in Horse Reach in the Swale, 2 persons on board. ILB located the casualty, a towline was passed and the Jet Ski with the two persons on board, was towed back to the causeway in Queenborough harbour, where it was recovered to its trailer. Both person were checked out by Ambulance crew. ILB returned to station at 1523. SW 4/5.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1428 to report from UKCG of a female Kayaker reported missing from Gillingham area, last seen paddling upriver and now out of sight. ILB arrived in area at 1505, commencing search of river. The ILB located an empty kayak, West of Port Werburgh, shortly after the kayaker was found safe and well on a workboat, the person was transferred to the ILB and person and kayak landed ashore at Gillingham Pier to Medway CG. ILB returned to station at 1605. NW 3.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1918 to report of person walking out into the water off Minster. ILB on scene at 1930, but due to Low Water, the ILB could not get close to the person, 2 crew walked ashore and liaised with Sheppey CRT, person okay and was out gathering cockles. ILB crew returned to the boat and ILB back on station at 1958. Estly 1.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 0708 to report of person in the water at Rochester under bridge. ILB proceeded at best speed, Medway CRT and Rescue 163 helicopter also tasked. ILB advised that person had been recovered from the water by local fishing boat, ILB arrived on scene as person was being landed ashore at Rochester Esplanade to SECAMB Ambulance. ILB returned to station at 0820. Easterly 4.
All weather lifeboat launched at 1000 to a small 20ft Motorboat with broken gearbox, 2 persons on board, craft at anchor just to the South of the East Cant Buoy. ALB arrived on scene and established a tow, both persons okay, the craft although from Shoebury, was towed back to the safety of Queenborough Harbour, where it was secured at 1150. Lifeboat returned to station at 1200. ENE 4.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 2355 to incident at Rochester Bridge, ILB stood down at 0007, incident resolved, ILB returned to station and ready for service at 0040. SW 2.
All weather lifeboat launched at 0920 to a small motor cruiser which had broken down and drifted under berth 10, Sheerness Docks, there were 3 persons on board. Having quickly arrived on scene, the lifeboat passed a line and towed the craft clear of the danger and into clear water, the craft had sustained some minor damage, but had maintained its watertight integrity, all 3 persons on board were reported to be okay. The casualty craft was towed to Queenborough ATL and met by Sheppey CRT. The lifeboat returned to station at 1007. NW 5.
All weather lifeboat launched at 1628 to an 8 mtr pleasure craft suffering from machinery failure and at anchor approx. 2 miles North of Warden Point. ALB arrived on scene at 1652, the two occupants okay and happy to remain on board, the casualty craft recovered their anchor and a tow was passed, with the craft secure, the lifeboat commenced its passage back towards the Medway. On route, the lifeboat was advised that another craft was willing to take over the tow and tow the craft back to its mooring. The other craft took over the tow at 1800 and heading back into Stoke Creek. The lifeboat returned to station at 1815. SW 5/6.
Inshore lifeboat launched at 1859 to report of a person trapped at the base of the cliffs at Warden Point. Sheppey CRT and Ambulance already on scene at cliff top, Rescue 163 proceeding. ILB arrived on scene and stood by, whilst the Rescue Helicopter airlifted the person to the safety of the cliff top, where the person was transferred to the ambulance. ILB released and returned to station at 2014. Southerly 2/3.
ILB crew paged at 1602 to report of Jet Ski in difficulties off Minster Leas, ILB cancelled at 1613, incident resolved.