RNLI lifeboat launched to an angling boat in difficulties off Sheerness.

Lifeboats News Release

Sheerness RNLI lifeboat launched to an angling boat which had broken down and had a diabetic passenger without any medication on board.

The angling boat Braveheart broken down and at anchor off the Isle of Sheppey coast.

RNLI/Vic Booth


The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI all weather lifeboat ‘George and Ivy Swanson’ launched at 3.15pm on Friday 6 March after being tasked to a 33 foot angling boat ’Braveheart’, with a man and a lady on board,which had broken down with electrical failure and was at anchor near to the Spile Buoy off the Isle of Sheppey. The lady passenger was reported to be diabetic and had no medication with her having not anticipated being at sea for such a length of time.

Making best speed the lifeboat located the casualty on Spile Bank and placed a crew member onboard who assisted in recovering the anchor and attaching a towline to enable the craft to be towed to the all tide landing at Queenborough Harbour where it was secured at 5.15pm.

The ALB was back on station at 5.25pm. Wind NW f 3-4


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