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Byline: Ramsgate RNLI’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) was launched twice over the weekend of the 15th. and 16th. March.
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 The first call was on Saturday 15th March at 6:55pm when the ILB was launched at the request of the Coastguard to investigate a boat’s emergency location beacon which was emitting a signal around the shoreline in the vicinity of North Foreland, Broadstairs. The Margate Mobile Coastguard unit were also directed to the area by Dover Coastguard and they located the beacon, which had accidentally been activated, in a garage. The ILB was stood down and returned to Ramsgate.

The second call at 2.50pm on Sunday was to an inflatable dinghy with two people on board off Ramsgate’s main sands and which was having trouble getting back to the beach due to the wind and tide. The ILB crew took the dinghy in tow and brought it and its occupants safely back to the beach.

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 inshore lifeboat (ILB) was launched twice over the weekend of the 15th. and 16th. March.
Page Content:

 The first call was on Saturday 15th March at 6:55pm when the ILB was launched at the request of the Coastguard to investigate a boat’s emergency location beacon which was emitting a signal around the shoreline in the vicinity of North Foreland, Broadstairs. The Margate Mobile Coastguard unit were also directed to the area by Dover Coastguard and they located the beacon, which had accidentally been activated, in a garage. The ILB was stood down and returned to Ramsgate.

The second call at 2.50pm on Sunday was to an inflatable dinghy with two people on board off Ramsgate’s main sands and which was having trouble getting back to the beach due to the wind and tide. The ILB crew took the dinghy in tow and brought it and its occupants safely back to the beach.

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.