There-have-been-two-calls-on-the-Whitstable-RNLI-Lifeboat-on-Thursday

Byline: The lifeboat was launched first at launched at 1.07pm following several reports of a jet-ski in difficulties off Bishopstone, Herne Bay.
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The lifeboat crew located the craft and its single occupant 200-yards offshore and took it under tow for the slipway at the Neptune car park in Herne Bay where the Herne Bay Coastguard team was waiting. The vessel had sucked a rope into its jet intake.

The occupant of the jet-ski, a 37-year old male from Ashford was unharmed.

The lifeboat was launched for a second time to a report of three persons in the water from a capsized sailing dinghy on the Whitstable side of Hampton Pier, Herne Bay.

The lifeboat crew spoke to the occupant of a jet-ski who reported he had landed the casualties ashore. The lifeboat proceeded to the shore where the Herne Bay Coastguard team confirmed all persons had been accounted for.

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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 lifeboat was launched first at launched at 1.07pm following several reports of a jet-ski in difficulties off Bishopstone, Herne Bay.
Page Content:

The lifeboat crew located the craft and its single occupant 200-yards offshore and took it under tow for the slipway at the Neptune car park in Herne Bay where the Herne Bay Coastguard team was waiting. The vessel had sucked a rope into its jet intake.

The occupant of the jet-ski, a 37-year old male from Ashford was unharmed.

The lifeboat was launched for a second time to a report of three persons in the water from a capsized sailing dinghy on the Whitstable side of Hampton Pier, Herne Bay.

The lifeboat crew spoke to the occupant of a jet-ski who reported he had landed the casualties ashore. The lifeboat proceeded to the shore where the Herne Bay Coastguard team confirmed all persons had been accounted for.



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