In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Date: 01.02.2016

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.