Sheerness RNLI lifeboat called out to two separate incidents.

Lifeboats News Release

The Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched twice on Bank Holiday Monday

'Buster' making best speed in response to a callout.

RNLI/Vic Booth

Sheerness "D" class inshore lifeboat 'Buster'

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 3.05pm on Monday 28 May to reports of a speed boat with engine failure and drifting off Minster sea front. The craft was located at 3.20pm and towed back to the Shingle Bank at Minster. Having established that the occupants were ok the ILB returned to station at 4.05pm.

The inshore lifeboat was called again at 5.38pm to reports of a vessel aground in the entrance to Stangate Creek. The lifeboat located the casualty at 5.48pm and found the crew struggling to retrieve their anchor which with some difficulty they eventually managed to achieve.
The lifeboat stood by until the anchor was cleared and the craft safely underway.
The lifeboat crew were stood down at 6.29pm and the lifeboat was back on station and ready for service again at 7.00pm
Winds Easterly force 3, visibility fair with calm seas.

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Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 01795 880544 .vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.uk

Paul Dunt RNLI Press Officer S.E. paul_dunt@rnli.org.uk 07785296252

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