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Two Rescued after Dinghy Overturns Off Reculver

Two anglers had to be rescued in a joint operation involving lifeboats from Whitstable and Margate, the Herne Bay Coastguard Rescue Team and the South East Coast Ambulance Service after their 14-foot dinghy was overwhelmed by a wave off Reculver between...

Whitstable Lifeboat Launched to Person in the Water

Whitstable Lifeboat was launched at 3.20pm on Wednesday following a report of a person in the water possibly holding a dog off Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey. The lifeboat arrived at the scene and along with the Sheppey Coastguard commenced a search of the area. The...

Richard Retires After 38 Years With The Whitstable Lifeboat Crew

A long serving member of the Whitstable Lifeboat Station has retired from the crew after 38-years of service to the RNLI. Lifeboat Helmsman Richard Judge joined as a launcher in 1980 following his father Mike into the crew at the age of 17 and then...

Three Launches For Whitstable Lifeboat

There have been three calls on the Whitstable Lifeboat over the weekend. On Saturday evening the lifeboat was launched at 6.08pm to assist a broken down jet ski with 2 persons onboard about 50-metres from the harbour ramp. The jet ski and it's occupants were assisted...

Model Boats and Ships Fill Whitstable Lifeboat Station

The Whitstable Lifeboat found itself ousted from its own boathouse to make way for much smaller craft when the Heron Model Boat Club held their annual show at the station on Sunday. The Herne Bay based club have held the show in the boathouse for well over...

Lifeboat Launched to Assist Yacht

Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat was launched at 2.43pm on Sunday following a report of a vessel that had broken down in the entrance to Oare Creek, Faversham. However shortly after launching it was confirmed that the casualty vessel was safely ashore and the...

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