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Date: 11.3.16

Wind: Calm

Launch Time: 1550

Recovery Time: 1630

Crew: Craig Sidders, Tony Martin, Ben Crosswell

The lifeboat launched on Friday afternoon to assist the two occupants of an angling boat broken down off Herne Bay.

The lifeboat located the 15-foot craft 200 yards south of the old pier head, and took the vessel under tow for Herne Bay harbour where the boat and its occupants were landed safely ashore.

The lifeboat then returned to station. The angling boat had suffered engine problems whilst returning to shore from the angling trip.