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Byline: The Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat had an early morning call when two vessels were involved in a collision in the River Medway at Strood.
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The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat Eleanor’ were called shortly after midnight on the morning of Sunday 18 October to reports of a collision between two vessels in the Bridge Reach stretch of the River Medway at Strood
 
The inshore lifeboat launched at 12.25am and proceeded to the scene of the collision where it was believed one of the vessels had suffered damage.
 
Whilst on route to the scene the Thames Coastguard requested that the ILB rendezvous with a Kent Police unit at Sun Pier, Chatham, where it was expected that the casualty vessels would arrive.
 
The RNLI charity lifeboat arrived at Sun Pier at 1am.
 
The situation was resolved when the damaged vessel was persuaded to come alongside the pier and Kent Police were able to go on board and confirm there were no injuries or threat of danger.
 
The volunteer lifeboat crew checked the second vessel involved for damage and found it to be in good order other than minor damage to its tender.
 
The crew were stood down at 2.12am and returned to station and were ready for service again at 3am.
 
Media contacts:

• Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 01795 880544 / vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.uk

•James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk

•Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
•For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789       

Byline: The Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat had an early morning call when two vessels were involved in a collision in the River Medway at Strood.
Page Content:

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness inshore lifeboat Eleanor’ were called shortly after midnight on the morning of Sunday 18 October to reports of a collision between two vessels in the Bridge Reach stretch of the River Medway at Strood
 
The inshore lifeboat launched at 12.25am and proceeded to the scene of the collision where it was believed one of the vessels had suffered damage.
 
Whilst on route to the scene the Thames Coastguard requested that the ILB rendezvous with a Kent Police unit at Sun Pier, Chatham, where it was expected that the casualty vessels would arrive.
 
The RNLI charity lifeboat arrived at Sun Pier at 1am.
 
The situation was resolved when the damaged vessel was persuaded to come alongside the pier and Kent Police were able to go on board and confirm there were no injuries or threat of danger.
 
The volunteer lifeboat crew checked the second vessel involved for damage and found it to be in good order other than minor damage to its tender.
 
The crew were stood down at 2.12am and returned to station and were ready for service again at 3am.
 
Media contacts:

• Vic Booth RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer (Sheerness) 07926904453 / 01795 880544 / vic.booth111@btinternet.com / vic_booth@rnli.org.uk

•James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk

•Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
•For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789