In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Date: 22.01.2016

Wind: W 4-5

Launch Time: 10.30

Recovery Time: 11.25

Crew: Richard Judge, Robin Nicholls, Steve Wynn, Stuart Enderby.

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 10.30am on Friday morning following a report of a broken down angling boat with two persons onboard off Herne Bay.

The lifeboat crew located the 14-foot craft which had suffered electrical problems with its engine at anchor, 1-mile off the town.

The lifeboat took the craft and its male occupants under tow for Herne Bay Harbour and landed them into the care of the Margate and Herne Bay Coastguard Units. The two onboard were unharmed

The lifeboat then returned to station arriving back at the boathouse at 11.25. Weather conditions at the time were south westerly force 4-5 winds.

This was the second call of the year for Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.