Whitstable-Lifeboat-assists-angling-boat

Byline: Whitstable Lifeboat was launched at 8.43pm on Monday to assist a broken down 17-foot angling boat Time and Tide with two occupants onboard a ½-mile off Preston Parade, Seasalter.
Page Content: The lifeboat arrived alongside the casualty vessel and took the craft under tow for the harbour ramp where a lifeboat shore party assisted in  landing the craft and its two male occupants.

Owner of the boat, Matthew Foad of Whitstable said “We went to start the engine when the pull cord snapped. We contacted the coastguard and were very pleased when the lifeboat arrived and took us under tow for the harbour ramp”.

This was the 21st call of the year for Whitstable Lifeboat 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

Byline: Whitstable Lifeboat was launched at 8.43pm on Monday to assist a broken down 17-foot angling boat Time and Tide with two occupants onboard a ½-mile off Preston Parade, Seasalter.
Page Content: The lifeboat arrived alongside the casualty vessel and took the craft under tow for the harbour ramp where a lifeboat shore party assisted in  landing the craft and its two male occupants.

Owner of the boat, Matthew Foad of Whitstable said “We went to start the engine when the pull cord snapped. We contacted the coastguard and were very pleased when the lifeboat arrived and took us under tow for the harbour ramp”.

This was the 21st call of the year for Whitstable Lifeboat 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