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Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 2.43pm on Sunday to assist 2 persons in a 14-foot Merlin Rocket sailing dinghy which had become becalmed off Herne Bay.

The lifeboat crew located the casualty vessel 3.5-miles north of Stud Hill and took the craft under tow landing it and its crew ashore at the Herne Bay Sailing Club.

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The Merlin Rocket sailing dinghy under tow by the Whitstable Lifeboat after the craft became becalmed off Herne Bay on Sunday afternoon. Picture: RNLI Whitstable.