Launches & Call Outs

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

Service Calls 2008



29 Shouts this year so far

Hyperlinked dates lead to launch stories

13th November B808 Towed a 9 metre catamaran to Dover harbour after it had broken down.

27th September B808 Freed a 10 metre cabin cruiser that had become fouled on rope that was fast to the seabed. Escorted to Dover Marina.

27th September B808 Assisted an 8 metre cabin cruiser with a fouled propeller

21st September B808 Towed a fishing boat with a fouled propeller to Ramsgate

20th September B808 Towed a fishing boat to Ramsgate after deploying salvage pump to prevent vessel sinking. 5 crew saved.

20th September D675 Launched for dog, which had fallen from the Cliffs at St Margaret’s Bay, nothing found.

10th September D675 Recovered small boat east of Deal pier that had been pushed afloat from the beach at Walmer. No persons involved.

9th September D675 Launched for Kite surfer in trouble off Sandwich Bay Estate.

9th September D675 Launched for canoeist in trouble in the vacinity of Deal pier.

17th August D663 Launched to a Kite surfer in trouble 250yds east of the Zetland Arms Kingsdown. Surfer and kite recovered into the Lifeboat and landed back on the beach at Kingsdown into the care of Deal coastguard team.

9th August B808 Launched to a report of a sailing dinghy capsized with 2 people in the water no assistance needed the people managed to get the boat ashore.

29th July D663 Report of boat capsized. Stood down before launching

27th July D663 Launched at the request of Dover Coastguards to recover a raft that had been pushed of the beach at Deal. The raft was towed back to the lifeboat station.

26th July D663 Recovered sailing boat that had been pushed afloat from the beach. No persons involved.

24th July D663 Recovered a dog, which had fallen from the Cliffs at St Margaret’s Bay.

7th July D663 Launched in heavy swell and surf to recover a body close in shore by Deal Coastguard station.

29th June B808 Searched for possible casualties and debris in the water off Dover Harbour after a dinghy was recovered near the eastern entrance.

8th June D663 Search for person person reported in the water. Nothing found

1st June B808 Towed a 21 foot fishing boat to Ramsgate

13th May B808 and D663 Were launched for a report of a person in the water a search of the area was carried out but nothing was found.

11th May D663 Rescued two lads from small rubber dinghy drifting out to sea.

3rd May B808 Helped to re float vessel aground on Goodwin Sands

3rd May B808 Launched to 11 metre vessel aground on the Goodwin Sands.

25th April D663 Towed 4 metre rubber dinghy ashore with four people on

14th April D663 Report of two people in the water, nothing found.

8th April D663 Report of small boat in trouble stood down before launching.

4th April D663 Rescued person on surfboard

6th March B808 Search for missing boat

10th January B808 Report of person in water stood down before Launching

Service calls from previous years




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