Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat called out to assist a small boat in trouble in

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The Sheerness inshore lifeboat was launched to reports of a small craft drifting in the river at Rochester

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness ILB ‘Buster’ launched at 7.12pm on Tuesday 11 October to reports of a small dayboat with three people on board that had broken down and was drifting in the River Medway at Rochester.

The 16 foot craft was eventually located tied to a ladder alongside one of the numerous wharfs in the area.

A line was attached and the little boat and its occupants were towed to a pontoon at Rochester Esplanade where they were met by a Medway Coastguard crew.

The ILB returned to station at 9.12pm

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