In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 3.47pm on Saturday to assist a speedboat with two persons onboard broken down off Herne Bay.

The lifeboat crew located the 16-foot Fletcher speedboat and took the vessel under tow to Herne Bay Harbour landing the craft and its occupants ashore before returning to station.

The speedboat had suffered electrical failure having set off earlier in the day from Harty Ferry. Its owner came from Faversham.

This was the 14th call of the year for Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.