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.

 

Two dinghies reported overdue in Lymington River

Shout 02 DayTuesday 26 March

Called 1735 Ret 2015

Calm

Launched along with Yarmouith RNLI and CG Helicopter.  Dinghy sailors found ashore by CG Mobile team.

Missing person in Freshwater Bay

Shout 01 Sunday 10 February

Called 1130 Ret 1215

SW 4/5

Boat diverted from exercise to assist in search for missing person.  Person found ashore by others.

Fire aboard Wightlink ferry whilst alongside at Lymington

Shout 46 Fri 14 Dec

Called 0805 Ret 0920

E 4/5

Provided safety cover to Hampshire Fire and Rescue personnel working on open decks and gangways. 

Yacht aground in the Trap

Shout 45 Thursday 15th November

Called 2214 Ret 2345

SW 2/3

9m Single handed yacht aground on the Trap (Hurst Spit) in poor visibility. Vessel towed off and into Lymington.

Inflatable dinghy aground on Keyhaven marshes

Shout 44 Mon 12 November

Called 1534 Ret 1645

SW 4/5

Yacht tender with two persons aboard found grounded on marsh edge. Dinghy and crew recovered to Keyhaven.

Search for yacht that broke off 999 call to Solent CG

Shout 43 Monday 15th October

Called 1840 Ret 2030

NNE 3/4

Search for yacht that broke off 999 call to Solent CG reporting that they were disabled between Old Harry Rocks and the Needles.
Searched Christchurch Bay and out to the Needles Fairway Buoy nothing found. Search widened by CG with Swanage RNLI All Weather lifeboat finding vessel off Bournemouth and towing to Poole.

2 people reported clinging to capsized dinghy off Keyhaven

Shout 42 Sun 7th Oct

Called 1437 Ret 1630

N2

Searched Keyhaven Anchorage, Harbour Approaches, River entrance and Hawkers Lake – nothing found.  Suspicion is that dinghy self-recovered out of sight of shore side informant.

Assistance to other emergency services in Totland Bay

Shout 41 Mon 1st October

Called 0822 Ret 0930

NW 3/4

Assistance to Hampshire Constabulary, Needles Coastguard Mobile team and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service in Totland Bay in recovery of a body – no further details will be published

Cruising dinghy in difficulty off the Keyhaven entrance

Shout 40 Saturday 22nd September

Called 1511 Ret 1645

ESE 4/5/6

Fast transfer of one young dinghy crewmember to the warmth of boathouse.  Followed by return to incident to recover boat and two other crew.  All shown our hospitality with hot showers, dry clothes, warm tea / hot chocolate and biscuits.

Vessel aground in Newtown Creek

Shout 39 Thursday 6th September

Called 2354 Ret 0200

N 3/4

Vessel stabilised. Re-floated by itself at 08.00 Friday morning to continue onward journey.

Two dinghies reported overdue in Lymington River

Shout 02 DayTuesday 26 March

Called 1735 Ret 2015

Calm

Launched along with Yarmouith RNLI and CG Helicopter.  Dinghy sailors found ashore by CG Mobile team.

Missing person in Freshwater Bay

Shout 01 Sunday 10 February

Called 1130 Ret 1215

SW 4/5

Boat diverted from exercise to assist in search for missing person.  Person found ashore by others.

Fire aboard Wightlink ferry whilst alongside at Lymington

Shout 46 Fri 14 Dec

Called 0805 Ret 0920

E 4/5

Provided safety cover to Hampshire Fire and Rescue personnel working on open decks and gangways. 

Yacht aground in the Trap

Shout 45 Thursday 15th November

Called 2214 Ret 2345

SW 2/3

9m Single handed yacht aground on the Trap (Hurst Spit) in poor visibility. Vessel towed off and into Lymington.

Inflatable dinghy aground on Keyhaven marshes

Shout 44 Mon 12 November

Called 1534 Ret 1645

SW 4/5

Yacht tender with two persons aboard found grounded on marsh edge. Dinghy and crew recovered to Keyhaven.

Search for yacht that broke off 999 call to Solent CG

Shout 43 Monday 15th October

Called 1840 Ret 2030

NNE 3/4

Search for yacht that broke off 999 call to Solent CG reporting that they were disabled between Old Harry Rocks and the Needles.
Searched Christchurch Bay and out to the Needles Fairway Buoy nothing found. Search widened by CG with Swanage RNLI All Weather lifeboat finding vessel off Bournemouth and towing to Poole.

2 people reported clinging to capsized dinghy off Keyhaven

Shout 42 Sun 7th Oct

Called 1437 Ret 1630

N2

Searched Keyhaven Anchorage, Harbour Approaches, River entrance and Hawkers Lake – nothing found.  Suspicion is that dinghy self-recovered out of sight of shore side informant.

Assistance to other emergency services in Totland Bay

Shout 41 Mon 1st October

Called 0822 Ret 0930

NW 3/4

Assistance to Hampshire Constabulary, Needles Coastguard Mobile team and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service in Totland Bay in recovery of a body – no further details will be published

Cruising dinghy in difficulty off the Keyhaven entrance

Shout 40 Saturday 22nd September

Called 1511 Ret 1645

ESE 4/5/6

Fast transfer of one young dinghy crewmember to the warmth of boathouse.  Followed by return to incident to recover boat and two other crew.  All shown our hospitality with hot showers, dry clothes, warm tea / hot chocolate and biscuits.

Vessel aground in Newtown Creek

Shout 39 Thursday 6th September

Called 2354 Ret 0200

N 3/4

Vessel stabilised. Re-floated by itself at 08.00 Friday morning to continue onward journey.

Visit the Station

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

 

10K Run 2019

Sunday 12 May

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.

 

Lymington Lifeboat

Open Days

Saturday 10, Sunday 11, August 2019

Coinciding with Lymington Food Festival.  For which the RNLI is the principal charity 

AGM 2019

After the formalities were over, 2 of the crew entertained the members with a race to put on their kit.  The rest of the crew look on from the bar (where else)

 

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.