We were requested to launch at 07:30 to assist a 92' Dutch Barge that had lost all but one of its mooring lines, from its berth alongside Wades pontoon in bembridge harbour. Once inside the harbour it was established that others were in the process of re connecting the lines and there was little we could do. We returned to station at 08:05
We launched at 12:24 to assist a 8.5metre RIB that had suffered steering failure 20miles south of St Catherines point. The RIB was towed into Portsmouth Harbour where repairs could be carried out and the lifeboat returned to station at 16:00.
Both lifeboats were launched after reports of a person was believed to have waded into the water sandown bay. Arriving on-scene it was established that the person was safe and well at home, both boats returned to station.
The ALB launched at 23:10 to assist with a medivac off the cruise liner "Crown Princess" that had returned to the Solent after departing Southampton earlier this evening. The rendezvous took place to the WSW of Gilkicker Point and the patient was transfered to the lifeboat and taken into the Camber Docks then handed over to the ambulance crew.
25th The ILB was launched at 20:10 when reports were received that a speed boat with three people on board was broken down in Priory Bay. Arriving on scene the ILB passed a towline and towed the boat into Bembridge harbour. After checking over the engine and getting it running, the speed boat returned under its own power, (escorted by the Inshore Lifeboat as far as “Nomans Land Fort” in the middle of the Solent) made its own way back to Portsmouth.