Wind: SW – 5-6
Launch Time: 8.54am
Recovery Time: 9.45am approx
Crew: Richard Judge, Ben Crosswell, Mat Bate, Andy Williams
Whitstable Lifeboat was launched at 8.54 am on Monday morning following a report to the coastguard from a member of the public of a dinghy drifting off Marine Terrace, Whitstable.
The lifeboat searched the area but was stood down and returned to station after it was confirmed that a 14-foot craft located on shore near to the Horsebridge was the vessel involved.
The dinghy is in use as a tender to a commercial fishing boat and had broken away from its mooring at Harty Ferry in the Swale.
This was the 3rd call of the year for Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.