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Lifeboat brings Sanity back to Sheppey

By John Nurden

A cabin cruiser called Sanity was towed to safety by the Sheerness lifeboat.

The RNLI's volunteer crew of the all-weather George and Ivy Swanson was called by the UK Coastguard at 8.39pm on Wednesday after a report that the eight-metre cabin cruiser had broken down and its two-man crew needed urgent assistance.

The lifeboat found the craft at anchor one mile off shore near Eastchurch Gap, Warden at 9.20pm. Both its engines were not working.

Sheerness Lifeboats. Picture RNLI

Sheerness Lifeboats. Picture: RNLI

A line was attached and the boat was towed back to the all-tide landing at Queenborough and secured at 10.45pm.

The lifeboat was back on station and ready for service at 10.52pm.

Sheerness Lifeboat

Sheerness Lifeboat

 

 

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