Ramsgate Lifeboat
Service Call 13
15th June @ 18:00 The assistance of the Ramsgate RNLI was required to assist a 14 year old girls stuck in the mud at the crosswall. We used our XP boat, our stretcher and a stretcher from a wind farm vessel to gain access to the casualty. 2 of our crew made their way to the casualty and got her into one of the stretchers. She was then pulled to the XP boat and transferred to the Western pontoon, where she was handed over to the awaiting ambulance along with one of our crew who had ingested some of the mud and was feeling unwell. All found to ok with no serious problems.
Photo Ramsgate RNLI
Service Call 12
5th June @ 08:23 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard after a 32ft yacht with one person aboard, was reported by Ramsgate Port Control, aground on the Quern Bank. ILB arrived on scene, passed a line and towed the casualty vessel into safer water. The ILB then released the tow, allowing the vessel to carry on its passage
Service Call 11
29th May @ 23:14 AWB launched at the request of UK coastguard to an 8m yacht 9 miles North of North Foreland, with 2 persons on board, a lost sail and no navigational equipment operational. On scene the AWB passed a line and towed the casualty into Ramsgate Royal Harbour.
Service Call 10
24th May @ 19:00 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a 10m cabin cruiser with 3 persons on board, broken down 0.4 miles off North Foreland. Once on scene the AWB passed a line and once the casualty had retrieved their anchor, towed them into Ramsgate Harbour.
Photo by visiting RNLI crewman Andrew Stanley from Siloth, Cumbria
Service Call 9
11th May @ 07:17 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a Mussel boat with engine failure 20 miles off Ramsgate. On scene the crew passed a line and due to the tidal direction and strength, towed the casualty vessel into Dover Harbour. Once safely alongside, the AWB returned to Ramsgate.
Service Call 8
10th May @ 14:04 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to two persons cut off by the tide at Kingagate Bay. ILB crew assisted the casualties onto the ILB and took them to Broadstairs harbour. ILB then returned to station.
Service Call 7
6th May @ 11:52 ILB launched to 3 persons (one adult & 2 children) cut off by the tide at Stone Bay. ILB crew recovered the casualties to the ILB and landed them at Broadstairs.
Service Call 6
4th May @ 20:28 ILB launched to the assistance of a yacht 1/2 mile South East of Ramsgate Harbour, 3 persons on board with engine trouble. ILB arrived on scene, attached a line and towed the casualty into the harbour and moored it alongside the breakwater pontoon.
Service Call 5
1st May @ 20:42 ILB requested by UK Coastguard to assist with a person suspected to be in the water at Pegwell Bay. The ILB carried out an extensive search until a message was received that the person was safely ashore. ILB was then stood down and returned to station.
Service Call 4
28th April @ 02:33 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to search for an activated EPIRB (Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon) in the Sandwich Bay Area. ILB searched the area using the onboard DF (direction finder, which locks onto a radio signal and indicated its direction). Once it had been established that the signal was coming from inland, the ILB was stood down by UK Coastguard and returned to station.
Service Call 3
28th March @ 06:07 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a motor cruiser with engine failure in Sandwich Bay. ILB arrived on scene, attached a line and towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 2
5th March @ 10:25 ILB tasked at the request of UK Coastguard to search for a person suspected to be in the water between Ramsgate Main Sands and Botany Bay. Margate ILB were also assisting with the search along with mobile Coastguard units. After an extensive search, the ILB was released by UK Coastguard and returned to station.
Photo by Mark Stanford
Service Call 1
21st February @ 14:53 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a local boat with steering problems. AWB arrived on scene to find the vessel had partially regained some steering, so as a precaution the AWB escorted the vessel into Ramsgate Harbour.
Photo by Karen Cox
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