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Sheerness RNLI Lifeboat Callout Update

Written by on 3 January 2017

2 January 2017                                                                       VIC 20150407

Sheerness RNLI lifeboat was called out to an unmanned craft drifting in the River Medway.

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat was called to a vessel adrift in the river at Rochester.

The Sheerness inshore lifeboat ‘Buster’ was launched at 10.59 am on Monday 2 January 2017 after a call from the UK Coastguard reporting that a vessel had been spotted drifting dangerously in Limehouse Reach, Rochester and it had not been possible to establish if there was anybody on the craft.

The lifeboat crew located the vessel at 11.27pm and it was quickly established that the vessel was empty and appeared to have broken free from a mooring somewhere in the area.

A line was attached and the vessel was towed to Sun Pier, Chatham where it was made secure and then handed over to the Medway Coastguard team.

The lifeboat was back on station at 12.43pm


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


  • 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

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