Ramsgate Lifeboat
Service Call 30
17th June @ 22:51 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a small Dutch Barge with 1 person on board, 10 miles East of Ramsgate, having difficulty making way to Ramsgate.  AWB arrived on scene, passed a line, then proceeded to tow the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 29
16th June @ 1821 ILB launched to the assistance of a small yacht with 2 persons aboard, broken down at the mouth of the River Stour.  ILB passed a line and once the casualty had retrieved his anchor, towed him into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 28
15th June @ 08:05 ILB launched to a yacht aground just outside the harbour.  On scene the yacht was found to be high and dry.  The ILB assisted with putting the yachts anchor out, and will return to scene when the tide has risen enough to re-float the casualty vessel.

11:30 ILB returned to the casualty, transferred a crew member aboard to assist with raising the anchor, attached a line and towed the casualty into deeper water, then on to Ramsgate Harbour.
Photo by Mark Stanford
Service Call 26 & 27
13th June @ 13:17 ILB launched after the Coastguard received a phone call from some concerned persons that 2 adults and a child from their group could be cut off by the tide.  ILB carried out a thorough search from Stone Bay to Botany Bay and could only find 3 girls on the beach at Stone Bay, who were all ok.  From Botany Bay on their return leg, assisted the Lifeguards at Joss Bay with an inflatable with 2 persons on board.  ILB collected the 2 persons from the inflatable, their inflatable, Lifeguard and Lifeguard Body Board, and returned them all back to the beach.

The ILB was then asked if they could give advice to someone else in another inflatable.  ILB then returned to station.
Service Call 24 & 25
ILB launched to a report of a kite surfer in difficulty down by the Western Undercliff.  ILB found the kite surfer and got him into the ILB, where he was then dropped off ashore.  The IB then retrieved his Kite Surfing equipment and returned to Ramsgate Harbour. On arrival at the Harbour the ILB found a yacht aground under port control.  The ILB attached a line and towed the yacht into deeper water, where it was able to make its own way into Harbour, with the ILB escorting.
Service Call 22 & 23
9th June @ 18:26 Both ILB & AWB were launched at the request of UK Coastguard to assist Margate Lifeboat with a search for a missing vessel.  Just before we arrived, Margate spotted the missing vessel.
Service Call 21
9th June @ 12:54 AWB launched to a motor cruiser with 3 persons on board with no drive at the prop. A yacht was standing by the casualty until we were within 10 minutes of arrival. On scene we passed a line and proceeded to tow the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour where we put it alongside a berth.
Photo by Phil Mace
Service Call 20
6th June @ 12:22 ILB launched to a small cruiser with 8 persons on board with engine failure in Sandwich Bay.  ILB passed a line and towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 19
6th June @ 08:28 ILB launched to a 7m yacht with one person onboard with engine failure off Joss Bay.  The ILB transferred one crew member aboard the yacht to assist the lone sailor and after passing a line, towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Photo by Steve Burton
Service Call 18
4th June @ 21:33 ILB launched to a report from a member of the public of a person walking into the water.  On scene the ILB found a man in waders with a fishing rod and head torch, in no danger what so ever. After a quick chat the ILB returned to station.  False alarm with good intent.
Service Call 17
2nd June @ 14:48 ILB Launched after a member of the public reported a kayaker in difficulty off Ramsgate Main Sands.  ILB found the kayak tied to the Winterstoke Outfall and then carried out a search between the kayak and the 1st informant, who was then able to confirm that the kayaker was safely ashore. After collecting the kayak the ILB returned it to its owner, who had tied it to the Winterstoke Outfall in order to go snorkeling.

With a tide of 2-3 knots it was no surprise that he was unable to return to his kayak, but was fortunately able to swim ashore.
Service Call 16
2nd June @ 13:45 ILB launched to a report of an inflatable with 1 female adult and 4 children (3 girls & 1 boy), drifting out to sea at the back of Port Control.

As the ILB arrived on scene, two other women were trying to make their way to assist.  ILB picked up the 5 from the inflatable and the 2 other women. The two that came to assist were dropped back to the beach to re-join their families, those from the inflatable were brought back to the boathouse, along with their inflatable.
Photo by Phil Mace
Service Call 15
31st May @ 16:06 ILB launched to the assistance of a yacht with engine failure, 2 persons on board, off North Foreland. On scene the ILB found a Wind Farm vessel shadowing the casualty in case it got into serious difficulty.  ILB passed a line and towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 14
30th May @ 15:12 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a person cut off by the tide at Dumpton Gap. ILB got the person aboard the ILB and took them to Broadstairs Harbour.
Service Call 13
28th May @ 08:28 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to assist with an on going incident.
Service Call 12
27th May @ 21:48 ILB launched to a pleasure vessel requesting assistance due to engine failure, close to the harbour breakwater. By the time the ILB got to the casualty, it had drifted into Pegwell Bay and was aground.  ILB passed a line and managed to tow the casualty into deeper water and bring the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 11
6th May @ 21:05 ILB launched to a report of a missing person in the Pegwell Bay area. A thorough search was carried out by the ILB until a message came through that the person was found safely ashore. ILB returned to station.
Service Call 10
1st May @ 15:11 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a RIB off Broadstairs. AWB passed a line and towed the RIB into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 9
25th April @ 13:45 after completing incident 8 the ILB was diverted to another yacht with engine failure struggling to get into the harbour under sail. The casualty wanted to sail into the harbour, then row to their berth.  ILB attached a line in the turning circle and towed the casualty onto its berth.
Service Call 8
25th April @ 13:29 ILB launched to a 20ft yacht with engine failure just outside the harbour entrance.  ILB passed a line and towed the casualty into the harbour and put alongside a berth.
Photo by Mark Stanford
Service Call 7
24th April @ 19:58 ILB launched to a motor boat with engine failure in Pegwell Bay near the river entrance. On scene the ILB passed a line and towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 6
13th April @ 18:30 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a 10m cabin cruiser with engine failure 4.5 miles south of Ramsgate.  The ILB made their way to the position given by the Coastguard, but found nothing in the area. They then made their way South, where they could see a vessel and found it to be the casualty, which they took under tow and brought them into Ramsgate Royal Harbour.

The original position given by the coastguard had been estimated by tracing the casualties mobile phone signal, as this was the means that they had contacted the Coastguard.
Photo by Phil Mace
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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