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‘Licensed to Thrill’ runs out of thrills

Lifeboats News Release

The RNLI Sheerness lifeboat was called to assist a cabin cruiser in trouble in the Medway Estuary

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness all weather lifeboat George and Ivy Swanson responded at 4.09pm on Sunday 8 May to a call for assistance from the 38 ft cruiser Licensed to Thrill.

The vessel with the owner and wife on board was reported broken down and drifting off Sharpness opposite the Isle of Grain in the Medway Estuary.

The charity’s lifeboat located the craft at 4.18pm. A line was attached and the vessel was towed to the all tide landing at Queenborough Harbour.

The lifeboat was back on station and ready for service again at 5.37pm

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