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.

 

34 – Dramatic Rescue from RIB in marshes

Shout 34 Sun 29 Sept

Called 0022 Ret 0240

SW 7/9

Dramatic rescue of four people from a stranded RIB, stuck on the marshes east of Lymington River. Under extreme weather conditions the crew found the vessel on the lee shore on the marsh.  Two RNLI crew were dropped at the edge of the marsh and supported each casualty one at a time to the lifeboat. Given the sea state and the tide conditions it was unsafe to recover the vessel at the time. The casualties were taken to Lymington and transferred to the care of the ambulance service.                                     

33 – Report of MOB near Hurst castle

 Shout 33 Sun 22 Sept

Called 1215 Ret 1333

SW4

Stood down as no vessel or person found.

Medical assistance required

Shout 32 Sat 14 Sept

Called 1621 Ret 1700

W 2

Crew called to assist SCAS (South Central Ambulance Service) to extract crew member from yacht alongside Dan Bran Pontoon after a medical incident.

Broken down motor boat near Hurst

Shout 31 Sat 31 Aug

Called 1311 Ret 1400

W 6

Assistance given an escorted boat to Lymington.

Kitesurfer in water ¼ mile off Tanner lane

Shout 30 Sun 19 August

Called 1032 Ret 1055

W 5/6

On arrival the kitesurfer was located onshore and crew member was put ashore to check casualty condition.

Broken down RIB

Shout 29 Mon 12 Aug

Called 1848 Ret 1930

F3

Towed broken down RIB into Keyhaven

Yacht with Broken Mast and Injured crew

Shout 28 Sun 11 Aug (Station Open Day)

Called 1206 Ret 1402

SW 6/7

Yacht with Broken Mast and Injured crew off Beaulieu. Worked with Hamble lifeboat to support injured crew member and was air lifted to hospital.

Yacht with Shredded sails

Shout 27 Mon 05 Aug

Called 1714 Ret 1739

SW 5/6

Yacht with shredded sails and nervous crew at end of river, assistance given with vote of thanks received  for reassuring professionalism

6m Power Boat with 2 Persons lost position

Shout 25 Sun 04 Aug

Called 1525 Ret 1617

SW 4

Carried out Direction Finding on behalf of CG as given position was incorrect. Vessel found and escorted to Beaulieu River.

Yacht with Spinnaker wrapped around Genoa + Mayday

Shout 23/24 August 04

23 Called 1333 Ret 1428
24 Called 1418 Ret 1445

W 5/6

Yacht with Spinnaker wrapped around Genoa, 1000m west of the shipping lane, distressed crew member.  2 lifeboat members boarded the vessels and took control of the yacht and removed spinnaker and escorted the vessel to the Lymington river mouth. Responding to Mayday call whilst with previous shout – stood down

34 – Dramatic Rescue from RIB in marshes

Shout 34 Sun 29 Sept

Called 0022 Ret 0240

SW 7/9

Dramatic rescue of four people from a stranded RIB, stuck on the marshes east of Lymington River. Under extreme weather conditions the crew found the vessel on the lee shore on the marsh.  Two RNLI crew were dropped at the edge of the marsh and supported each casualty one at a time to the lifeboat. Given the sea state and the tide conditions it was unsafe to recover the vessel at the time. The casualties were taken to Lymington and transferred to the care of the ambulance service.                                     

33 – Report of MOB near Hurst castle

 Shout 33 Sun 22 Sept

Called 1215 Ret 1333

SW4

Stood down as no vessel or person found.

Medical assistance required

Shout 32 Sat 14 Sept

Called 1621 Ret 1700

W 2

Crew called to assist SCAS (South Central Ambulance Service) to extract crew member from yacht alongside Dan Bran Pontoon after a medical incident.

Broken down motor boat near Hurst

Shout 31 Sat 31 Aug

Called 1311 Ret 1400

W 6

Assistance given an escorted boat to Lymington.

Kitesurfer in water ¼ mile off Tanner lane

Shout 30 Sun 19 August

Called 1032 Ret 1055

W 5/6

On arrival the kitesurfer was located onshore and crew member was put ashore to check casualty condition.

Broken down RIB

Shout 29 Mon 12 Aug

Called 1848 Ret 1930

F3

Towed broken down RIB into Keyhaven

Yacht with Broken Mast and Injured crew

Shout 28 Sun 11 Aug (Station Open Day)

Called 1206 Ret 1402

SW 6/7

Yacht with Broken Mast and Injured crew off Beaulieu. Worked with Hamble lifeboat to support injured crew member and was air lifted to hospital.

Yacht with Shredded sails

Shout 27 Mon 05 Aug

Called 1714 Ret 1739

SW 5/6

Yacht with shredded sails and nervous crew at end of river, assistance given with vote of thanks received  for reassuring professionalism

6m Power Boat with 2 Persons lost position

Shout 25 Sun 04 Aug

Called 1525 Ret 1617

SW 4

Carried out Direction Finding on behalf of CG as given position was incorrect. Vessel found and escorted to Beaulieu River.

Yacht with Spinnaker wrapped around Genoa + Mayday

Shout 23/24 August 04

23 Called 1333 Ret 1428
24 Called 1418 Ret 1445

W 5/6

Yacht with Spinnaker wrapped around Genoa, 1000m west of the shipping lane, distressed crew member.  2 lifeboat members boarded the vessels and took control of the yacht and removed spinnaker and escorted the vessel to the Lymington river mouth. Responding to Mayday call whilst with previous shout – stood down

Visit the Station

Come and visit the station, but by appointment only please.  Contact us to apply

 

Visit the Station

Come and visit the station, but by appointment only please.  Contact us to apply

 

RNLI Shop

OPEN
Tues–Sun and Bank Holidays
12–4pm 26 Mar–06 May
12–5pm 08 May–21 Oct
12–4pm 23 Oct–23 Dec

 

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.

 

10K Run 2019

Sunday 12 May

Click here for picture gallery courtesy Sportography.tv

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.