Launches & Call Outs

Last year RNLI lifeboats rescued almost 8,000 people, an average of 21 people per day.

Service Calls 2006

4th January - B589 Search for people in Water in St Margaret’s Bay

4th January - D514 Assisted B589 with search above.

31st January - D514 Assisted vessel stuck in Mud at Sandwich Quay

15th April - D514 Nine Metre motor vessel ran out of fuel towed to Ramsgate.

28th April - D514 Escorted catamaran back to Walmer

30th April - D514 Report of Cabin cruiser ashore at Deal. Found to be anchored safely

17th June - B589 Assisted small rubber dinghy with 2 boys on board returned them to the beach

17th June - D514 Escorted swimmers ashore by Deal Pier

19th June - D514 Report of small dinghy in trouble but got ashore safely

8th July - D514 Report of Two people cut off by the tide at St Margaret’s Bay

13th July - B589 Tasked to a Mayday report of a Rib in trouble with 13 People on board also assisted by Ramsgate Lifeboat.

13th July - B589 Assisted with the Tow of the Sea Searcher tow handed over to Ramsgate Lifeboat

19th July - D514 Report of rubber Dinghy in trouble False alarm

23rd July - D514 Report of Swimmer in trouble False Alarm

27th July - D514 Report of two swimmers in trouble False alarm

14th September - D514 Report of person in Water False alarm

27th October - D514 Report of person in Water False alarm

13th November - B589 Search for 2 missing people

Total launches 18


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