Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Introduction

For over 50 years Lymington RNLI lifeboat has provided search, rescue and lifesaving capability in the western Solent, Needles Channel and eastern sector of Christchurch Bay often working in conjunction with our inshore flank stations at Mudeford, Calshot and Cowes (IOW) and the all-weather Severn Class lifeboat from Yarmouth (IOW) as well as the local Coastguard units and helicopters from Lee on Solent (and historically Portland).

Since our 50th anniversary year (2015) we operate an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat donated by the family, friends and work colleagues of local man David Bradley, after whom the boat is named.

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Paddle boarder reported overdue by concerned relative.

Sun 22nd April Shout 05

Called 1540 Ret 1700

SW 3/4

Shoreline search of Keyhaven and Seawall area in conjunction with HMCG Mobile team.  Paddle boarder made own way home.

36ft power boat with engine failure drifting onto Dolphin Bank

Sun 22 April Shout 04

Called 1333 Ret 1540

SW 3/4 with 100yds Vis in Fog

Vessel initially held off the bank by UK Border Force vessel.  Lifeboat took over tow and brought to safety via the North Channel.

Medical Evacuation of Injured Walker

Tues 10 April Shout 03

Called 1353 Ret 1615

Weather E/SE F1/2

Injured walker was in an unreachable position by road riverside location on the upper reaches of the Beaulieu River.
Working with our blue light partners, the lifeboat crew assisted in the extrication of an injured walker, transporting them down the river bank and across mud into the lifeboat for delivery to specialist care.

Report of three explosions in Totland Bay

Monday 12th March Shout 02

Called 1915 Ret 2115

Weather NW F4/5

Lifeboat diverted from exercise to investigate three explosions reported by 999 in Totland Bay.  Stood down by Coastguard after shore investigations revealed ‘fireworks’.

RIB with 4 persons aboard reported sinking mid Solent

Saturday 6th January 2018 Shout 01

Called 01:20 Ret 04:50

NW F3/4

Lymington & Yarmouth lifeboats plus HMCG shore teams and the CG Helicopter searched for 3 hours and found nothing.  Call now believed to have been a hoax!

Paddle boarder reported overdue by concerned relative.

Sun 22nd April Shout 05

Called 1540 Ret 1700

SW 3/4

Shoreline search of Keyhaven and Seawall area in conjunction with HMCG Mobile team.  Paddle boarder made own way home.

36ft power boat with engine failure drifting onto Dolphin Bank

Sun 22 April Shout 04

Called 1333 Ret 1540

SW 3/4 with 100yds Vis in Fog

Vessel initially held off the bank by UK Border Force vessel.  Lifeboat took over tow and brought to safety via the North Channel.

Medical Evacuation of Injured Walker

Tues 10 April Shout 03

Called 1353 Ret 1615

Weather E/SE F1/2

Injured walker was in an unreachable position by road riverside location on the upper reaches of the Beaulieu River.
Working with our blue light partners, the lifeboat crew assisted in the extrication of an injured walker, transporting them down the river bank and across mud into the lifeboat for delivery to specialist care.

Report of three explosions in Totland Bay

Monday 12th March Shout 02

Called 1915 Ret 2115

Weather NW F4/5

Lifeboat diverted from exercise to investigate three explosions reported by 999 in Totland Bay.  Stood down by Coastguard after shore investigations revealed ‘fireworks’.

RIB with 4 persons aboard reported sinking mid Solent

Saturday 6th January 2018 Shout 01

Called 01:20 Ret 04:50

NW F3/4

Lymington & Yarmouth lifeboats plus HMCG shore teams and the CG Helicopter searched for 3 hours and found nothing.  Call now believed to have been a hoax!
Station Events
Sunday May 13thFrom 083010k Run
Saturday Aug 11thFrom 1000Station Open (in conjunction with Seafood Festival)
Sunday Aug 12thFrom 1000Station Open (in conjunction with Seafood Festival)
Introduction
For over 50 years Lymington RNLI lifeboat has provided search, rescue and lifesaving capability in the western Solent, Needles Channel and eastern sector of Christchurch Bay often working in conjunction with our inshore flank stations at Mudeford, Calshot and Cowes (IOW) and the all-weather Severn Class lifeboat from Yarmouth (IOW) as well as the local Coastguard units and Helicopters from Lee on Solent (and historically Portland).

Since our 50th anniversary year (2015) we operate an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat donated by the family, friends and work colleagues of local man David Bradley, after whom the boat is named.

A busy Sunday afternoon

RNLI Shop

OPEN
Wed–Sun and Bank Holidays
12–4pm 14 Mar–13 May
12–5pm 16 May–21 Oct
12–4pm 24 Oct–16 Dec
Operational Area

Lymington Lifeboat Station

For over 52 Years an inshore lifeboat has covered an area of the western Solent, the eastern Sector of Christchurch Bay and out to the Needles.

We work in conjunction with our mainland flank stations at Mudeford and Calshot and Isle of Wight flank stations at Yarmouth and Cowes with whom we regularly exercise.

Apart from being on call 24/7/365, our crew and associated flank stations provide immediate rescue options for a number of major yacht events including the annual Round the Island Race.