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


RNLI media contacts

Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 01795 880544 /

Paul Dunt RNLI Press Officer S.E. 07786668825

• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) on 0207 6207426, 07785 296252

For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.