Ramsgate RNLI calls to person in the water and boat engine failures

Ramsgate RNLI tow the craft to harbour Photo Mark Stanford

Ramsgate RNLI’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched three times yesterday (Sunday 13 August).

The first call was at 3:23am following a report of a person in the water off  Ramsgate’s main sands. The ILB crew searched using searchlights and a parachute flare and found the person, who was then taken to hospital for a check up.

At 11.27am the ILB launched again to a 5m speedboat with engine failure off Broadstairs, and two people on board. When on scene the RNLI crew passed a line to the speedboat which was towed safely into Ramsgate Harbour.

 Photo Mark Stanford

The final call of the day was 6.45pm when ILB Launched to an 11m yacht with two people on board and engine failure, half a mile south of Ramsgate Harbour. When on scene the lifeboat transferred a crew member to the yacht to assist with the recovery of the yacht’s anchor.

When this had been safely completed a rope was passed and the yacht towed safely  into Ramsgate Harbour.