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Sheerness RNLI lifeboat called to a yacht in difficulties

Lifeboats News Release

The Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat crew assist a yacht that had broken down in the Medway Estuary

Having just returned to station from being out on exercise on Sunday 13 August the volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ received a call for assistance from the UK Coastguard at 12.15pm reporting that a six meter yacht ‘My Lady’ with two people on board was broken down and at anchor in the entrance to Stangate Creek in the River Medway.

Having quickly located the casualty craft a tow line was attached and the yacht was towed to the safety of Queenborough Harbour.

The ILB returned to station at 1.17pm

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