Gillingham Marina Chandlery Safety Weekend 13th & 14th April 2019
15% off Safety Equipment (excludes electronic and pyrotechnic flares, terms and conditions apply)
Saturday- Gift stand for the RNLI Flare Amnesty, Prize Raffle, Free Tea & Coffee
Also free lifejacket checks with the RNLI, expert advice from manufacturers, special deals on liferaft servicing. See the video…
The crew of the Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) were called by the UK Coastguard at 8.33am on Friday 13 October reporting that a yacht had run aground on Hoo Island in the River Medway with its sails still set. The crew located the craft at 9.09am and found the yacht hard aground on the island. The single male occupant of the craft reported that he lived onboard the boat and was quite happy to await the next high tide to re-float him and then make his way back to his mooring at Strood. The ILB was released at 9.26am and was back on station at 9.50am. Weather conditions at the time of the incident were fair with the wind SW force 5.