In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 2.48pm on Wednesday to a report of a dinghy drifting a 1/2-mile off Tankerton.

The lifeboat crew located a blue sailing dinghy but without it’s mast or rudder and took took the craft under tow to the Long Beach where it was handed into the care of the Herne Bay Coastguard Unit.

This was the 7th call of the year for Whitstable’s volunteer lifeboat crews.Weather: South-easterly force 2 winds., good visibility, smooth conditions.

Crew: Dave Parry(Helmsman) Rob Judge, Ruth Oliver and Stuart Enderby
Launchers: Neil Pepper, Andy Clarke and Tim Smith.