Angling boat in trouble calls out the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

The Sheerness All Weather Lifeboat (ALB), 'George and Ivy Swanson’, was called to assist a broken down angling boat in the busy Medway Approach Channel.

The volunteer crew were called at 6.50pm on Sunday 3 April to assist a 25ft angling boat that had broken down east of the number 2 buoy in the Medway Approach Channel.

The casualty boat, with two men on board, was quickly located and taken under tow to the all tide landing in Queenborough Harbour, where it was then handed over to members of the Sheppey Coastguard Rescue Team unit at 8pm.

The ALB was back on station and ready for service again at 8.50pm.

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