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Date: 19th September 2015

Wind: Calm

Launch Time: 16.10

Recovery Time: 16.30

Crew: Dave Parry, Craig Sidders, Robin Nicholls, Andy Williams

The lifeboat was launched after Whitstable National Coastwatch Institute reported seeing a lifejacket floating off Tankerton, possibly with somebody in it.

The lifeboat arrived on scene to discover that the object was in fact the the marker buoy for a string of whelk pots.

Having ascertained that there was no one in need of assistance, the lifeboat returned to station.