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Byline: The Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 04.53pm on Saturday to assist a 27ft Motor Cruiser Lady Amore with 4 persons on board, which had run out of fuel 2-miles off Herne Bay.
Page Content: On arrival at the scene a lifeboat crewmember went onboard the casualty vessel to liaise with the occupants following which; the craft was taken under tow to a mooring just east of Whitstable Harbour.

The lifeboat was launched later in the evening at 8.53pm after Thames Coastguard had received several calls reporting two people waving for help following the capsize of a dinghy off the Tankerton Bay Sailing Club.

 The two persons were recovered from the water them and along with the 12-foot dinghy landed ashore by the lifeboat crew where they were met by Herne Bay Coastguard.  No medical attention was required. The dinghy had capsized after losing its centreboard.

The lifeboat then returned to station.

Notes to editors:

The Whitstable lifeboat station was established in 1963 by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and is one of 235 lifeboat stations around the shores of Great Britain and Ireland.

The volunteer crews provide a maritime search and rescue service for the Kent coast. They cover the area between the Kingsferry Bridge on the Swale, in the west, around the south-eastern side of Sheppey and along the coast through Whitstable and Herne Bay to Reculver in the east and outwards into the Thames Estuary.

The station is equipped with an Atlantic 75 lifeboat named Oxford Town and Gown in recognition of the fact that she was paid for by the people of Oxford after a fund raising campaign by the Oxford Branch of the RNLI.

She is what is known as a rigid inflatable inshore lifeboat, the boat’s rigid hull being topped by an inflatable sponson or tube. The lifeboat is 7.5m long and the twin 70hp engines give her a top speed of 32 knots with an endurance of 3 hours. She carries a crew of 3.
RNLI media contacts
• Chris Davey, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Whitstable Lifeboat Station.
07741 012004/ nativephoto@hotmail.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 336789

Byline: The Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 04.53pm on Saturday to assist a 27ft Motor Cruiser Lady Amore with 4 persons on board, which had run out of fuel 2-miles off Herne Bay.
Page Content: On arrival at the scene a lifeboat crewmember went onboard the casualty vessel to liaise with the occupants following which; the craft was taken under tow to a mooring just east of Whitstable Harbour.

The lifeboat was launched later in the evening at 8.53pm after Thames Coastguard had received several calls reporting two people waving for help following the capsize of a dinghy off the Tankerton Bay Sailing Club.

 The two persons were recovered from the water them and along with the 12-foot dinghy landed ashore by the lifeboat crew where they were met by Herne Bay Coastguard.  No medical attention was required. The dinghy had capsized after losing its centreboard.

The lifeboat then returned to station.



Notes to editors:

The Whitstable lifeboat station was established in 1963 by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and is one of 235 lifeboat stations around the shores of Great Britain and Ireland.

The volunteer crews provide a maritime search and rescue service for the Kent coast. They cover the area between the Kingsferry Bridge on the Swale, in the west, around the south-eastern side of Sheppey and along the coast through Whitstable and Herne Bay to Reculver in the east and outwards into the Thames Estuary.

The station is equipped with an Atlantic 75 lifeboat named Oxford Town and Gown in recognition of the fact that she was paid for by the people of Oxford after a fund raising campaign by the Oxford Branch of the RNLI.

She is what is known as a rigid inflatable inshore lifeboat, the boat’s rigid hull being topped by an inflatable sponson or tube. The lifeboat is 7.5m long and the twin 70hp engines give her a top speed of 32 knots with an endurance of 3 hours. She carries a crew of 3.
RNLI media contacts
• Chris Davey, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Whitstable Lifeboat Station.
07741 012004/ nativephoto@hotmail.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 336789