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Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 2.53pm on Thursday following a report of a 27ft motor cruiser broken down in the entrance to The Swale .

On arrival at the scene the lifeboat crew located the casualty vessel aground amongst the reed beds on the Sheppey side of the Swale..

A towline was passed and the craft along with its two occupants taken to a mooring in Oare Creek, Faversham.

The lifeboat crew passed on concerns over safety issues relating to the casualty vessel to the coastguard following which the lifeboat returned to station.

Weather conditions at the time were south westerly force 3-4 winds and overcast skies.