Service Reports 2018

Service Call 1 & 2

27th January @ 15:35 ILB was requested by UK Coastguard to the assistance of a 45 ft yacht aground at the Goodwin Sands. On scene the ILB crew determined that due to the sea swell and wind conditions, the AWB would be required to tow the yacht into harbour. At 15:52 UK Coastguard requested that the AWB launched to assist with the tow. On arrival on scene, the AWB passed a line to one of the ILB crew members that was onboard the casualty. Once the tow was ready, the yacht, with the assistance of the ILB crew member, winched the yachts anchor aboard. Once completed the AWB then towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.

© Ian Cannon

Service Call 3

29th January @ 08:08 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a person in distress in the water opposite the Turner Centre - Margate. Margates own ILB was off service due to delamination. Whilst ILB was making its way to the scene, other shore based emergency services were able to get the person out of the water. ILB was then stood down by the Coastguard and returned to station.

Service Call 4

3rd February @ 16:42 AWB launched to the assistance of a small power boat with engine failure, one person on board, at the end of the harbour approach channel. On scene a line was passed to the casualty and then towed into Ramsgate Harbour, where it was moored alongside with the assistance of 2 of the AWB crew.

Ramsgate Lifeboat

 In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard

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