Notable services

Whilst no service call can ever be described as routine or normal, some 'shouts' become more memorable than others. This page is an index to articles about some of these more notable services.

 

2007

Yacht 'Windshear' dismasted 10 miles off Dover

2006

Ten hour search after two passengers go missing from cross channel ferry.

2003

Medevac from Sail training vessel 'Lord Nelson'.

2002

Dismasted yacht 'Cottica'.

2002

Motor cruiser 'Motor cruiser 'Amerella'' broken down and drifting in shipping lanes.

2001

A 'Jolly' joint service with Ramsgate lifeboat.

2001

Aground on the Goodwins.

2001

Man survives falling from Shakespeare Cliff.

2000

Stranded man below Shakespeare Cliff.

1999

'Shardana' sinks whilst under tow.

1999

'Norwegian Dream' vs 'Ever Decent' - Collision between Cruise liner and Container ship.

1995

Kent Air Ambulance' 'lands' on sea wall.

1992

'Brabant' - Evacuation of crew from Pump barge off Sandgate.

1992

Yacht 'Constanze' sinks whilst under tow.

1991

'Phaedra' - Belgian yacht in distress.

1987

The Hurricane - Silver and Bronze medals awarded.

1987

Tanker 'Skyron' in collision with cargo vessel 'Hel'.

1985

'Princess Margaret' - Hovercraft hits Breakwater.

1981

Medevac in difficult conditions from 'Dragor Maersk'.

1979

Opportunity knocks for Rotary Service.

1975

Silver and Bronze medal service to 'Primrose'.

1956

Making TV history - Live rescue broadcast on BBC.

1954

'South Goodwin' Lightship capsizes

1939

HM Trawler 'Blackburn Rovers' - Lifeboat crew brave storm and minefield to rescue sixteen.

1930

'Moko Maru' and 'Macville' in collision. 

1910

Five-masted 'Preussen' runs aground.

1903

Tragedy whilst launching

1881

Barque 'Chin Chin

 

Recent callouts:

14/03/2012

A missing diver was recovered from the Channel in a joint rescue with Walmer Lifeboat.

07/03/2012

Recovery of a person from Langdon/Crab Bay area. Assisted by Walmer Inshore Lifeboat.

02/03/2012

Recovery of human remains on behalf of Kent Police and the Coroner.

29/02/2012

Person cut off by the tide at Langdon Bay, further investigation using the Y Boat, False Alarm good intent

24/02/2012

A person fallen from cliffs was assisted by the lifeboat crew as well as Kent Air Ambulance, a RAF Helicopter and HM Coastguard.

Dover - Weather

  • 20 Mar 2012

    Mostly Cloudy 11°C 5°C

  • 21 Mar 2012

    Partly Cloudy 12°C 6°C

 

 

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