Sheerness RNLI lifeboat brings ‘Sanity’ back to Queenborough

Lifeboats News Release

A cabin cruiser in trouble is towed to safety by the Sheerness RNLI lifeboat

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness all weather lifeboat ‘The George and Ivy Swanson’ were called by the UK Coastguard at 8.39pm on Wednesday 17 May to reports that an eight metre cabin cruiser ‘Sanity’ with two men on board had suffered failure to both its engines and needed urgent assistance.

The lifeboat located the craft, which was at anchor, approximately one mile off shore close to Eastchurch Gap, Warden at 9.20pm.

A tow line was attached and the casualty was towed back to the all tide landing at Queenborough and was secured at10.45pm.

The ALB was back on station and ready for service at 10.52pm

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