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Byline: Ramsgate RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew were called out at 12.42am this morning when the launch of the all weather lifeboat was requested by Dover Coastguard.
Page Content: Following the sighting from a cross channel ferry of an empty liferaft both Dover and Ramsgate lifeboats were launched, in a force 9 southerly strong gale and rough seas, to conduct a search of the area off the Goodwin Sands.

The Coastguard stood the searching RNLI lifeboats down at 2.16am after they had ascertained that the liferaft had been washed off the deck of a cargo ship in transit.

RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/South East/East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 33678.

Byline: Ramsgate RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew were called out at 12.42am this morning when the launch of the all weather lifeboat was requested by Dover Coastguard.
Page Content: Following the sighting from a cross channel ferry of an empty liferaft both Dover and Ramsgate lifeboats were launched, in a force 9 southerly strong gale and rough seas, to conduct a search of the area off the Goodwin Sands.

The Coastguard stood the searching RNLI lifeboats down at 2.16am after they had ascertained that the liferaft had been washed off the deck of a cargo ship in transit.

RNLI media contacts
• John Ray, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer (Ramsgate Lifeboat)
07759 480825 / john.g.ray@talk21.com
• Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
• James Oxley, RNLI Press Officer (London/South East/East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 33678.