Ramsgate Lifeboat
Service Call 9
29th May @ 12:58 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard, after receiving a pan pan from a motor cruiser with engine failure off Dumpton Gap. Arriving on scene the ILB passed a line and once the casualty had retrieved their anchor, towed them into Ramsgate Harbour.

On entering the outer harbour the ILB helm gave some safety advice to 2 persons on an inflatable kayak.
Photo Mark Stanford
Service Call 8
26th May @ 11:22 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a report from a passing ship, of a vessel broken down near the Foxtrot Buoy. On scene the casualties were taken aboard the AWB and brought ashore, with their vessel in tow.
Service Call 7
21st May @ 21:09 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a jet Ski with 2 persons in difficulty near Stone Bay. On scene 2 ILB crew went ashore and brought the jet ski out to the ILB and made it ready for towing. The 2 jet ski riders were taken aboard the ILB, which then made its way to the jet ski launch area near the Ramsgate Tunnels. Once the jet ski and riders were landed safely ashore the ILB returned to station.
Service Call 5 & 6
14th April @ 02:30 both AWB & ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a report of a person reported missing. Both boats carried out a thorough search of the area, along with Mobile Coastguard units shoreside. After an hours search a report came in that the missing person was reported to be safely ashore. Once this had been confirmed by the police, both boats were released and returned to station.
Service Call 4
7th April @ 09:54 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a report from a member of the public of persons cut off by the tide at Dumpton Gap. ILB arrived on scene and after carrying out a thorough search of the area found no persons in difficulty.
Service Call 3
14th March @ 19:33 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a 9m yacht with fouled propeller, East of the Thanet Offshore Windfarm. Whilst on route we received an updated position for the casualty, which had now drifted even further away.

Once on scene the AWB passed a line and started the tow back to Ramsgate. With the deteriorating sea conditions it was only possible to tow the casualty at 4.5 - 5 knots in order to minimise the possibility of damage to the vessel or injury to the 3 persons onboard.

On arrival at Ramsgate Harbour the casualty was berthed on a pontoon, assisted by a Coastguard mobile unit who assist with mooring the casualty shoreside. AWB ready for service 01:15 Sunday morning
Service Call 2
11th March @ 14:46 ILB launched at the request of Port Control to the assistance of a local fishing boat with engine failure just off Ramsgate channel which, due to the tidal flow and direction, was in immediate danger of being grounded ashore.
On scene the ILB attached a line and towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour, onto its berth.
Service Call 1
15th February @ 06:28 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to assist with a search for a report of a missing person from a commercial vessel. Margate AWB and Coastguard helicopter are also in attendance.

At around 12:00 Margate AWB found a body matching the description of the missing crewman. All assets then returned to their home stations.
Photo by Sarah Hewes
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