Ramsgate Lifeboat
Service Call 5
29th March @ 15:37 ILB launched to assist Margate D class Lifeboat with a 21ft Bayliner with engine failure and 3 persons on board.  Ramsgate ILB took over the tow and bought the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 4
25th March @ 16:34 whilst ILB was out on exercise, they were diverted by UK Coastguard to a report of a potentially in the water. Margate D class, Rescue 163 (Helicopter) Police were all in attendance. The person was found safely ashore.
Service Call 3
4th March @ 09:38 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to attend the Thanet Offshore Windfarm, where a windfarm support vessel had found a lifejacket, T shirt and shoes in the water. On scene the AWB took on board the lifejacket from the windfarm vessel and then carried out an extensive search in the area, coordinated by UK Coastguard, along with rescue 167 (Coastguard Helicopter).  Once UK Coastguard were happy that nothing was in the area both ourselves and Rescue 167 were stood down.
Photo by Sarah Hewes
Service Call 2
2nd February @ 13:11 ILB launched to a person cut off by the tide at stone bay. By the time the ILB arrived on scene the person had made their way to safety, assisted by other members of the public.  ILB returned to station.
Service Call 1
3rd January @ 13:20 ILB launched by UK Coastguard to a report of persons cut off by the tide between Stone Bay and Joss Bay.  ILB completed 6 shoreline searches with nothing found.  The ILB even stopped to speak to a couple of paddle boarders, but they had seen no one. Margate mobile Coastguard were also on scene carrying out a shore side search.  Once UK Coastguard were happy that no one was in difficulty, the ILB was released and returned to station.
Photo by Steve Burton
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