A small craft with two anglers on board was towed to safety by the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat early on Sunday 23 January after it began taking on water.

The volunteer crew of the Sheerness RNLI inshore lifeboat Buster were tasked by the UK Coastguard at 6.44am on Sunday 23 January to respond to reports of a 12′ fishing boat with two men onboard that reportedly had a fouled propeller and was taking on water on the River Medway, opposite the Strand, Gillingham.

Launching at 6.58am with a crew of three, the lifeboat was on scene at 7.19am and immediately located the casualty craft, which was taken in tow to the launching ramp at The Strand, where it was safely secured and a rope which had become wrapped around its propeller was removed.

By Ed

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