Cabin cruiser towed to safety
The Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat was called to assist a cabin cruiser in trouble.
The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ launched at 9.42am on Tuesday 30 May after being called by the UK Coastguard to a 26 foot cabin cruiser with two men on board.
The ‘Eileen B’ had broken down and was drifting near to the South Kent Buoy in the Medway estuary and was quickly located by the lifeboat crew who then secured a tow line and towed the casualty craft back to the safety of Queenborough Harbour.
The ILB was back on station at 10.37am
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