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