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.

 

Lymington Lifeboat

Open Days

Saturday 10, Sunday 11, August 2019

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

Small unmanned day boat reported secured to North Head buoy

Shout 13 Saturday 22 June

Called 2230 Ret 2359

Calm

Launched by HMCG to investigate.  No signs of recent use.  Believed by shore authorities to have been stolen earlier in the week and possibly linked to earlier multi agency task Shout 12

Multi agency tasking for shore line incident

Shout 12 Saturday 22 June

Called 0616 Ret 0730

SW 0/1

Multi Agency tasking with HMCG local team and Hampshire Constabulary.
Conducted shore line search from Elmer’s Court to Tanners Lane in support of Hampshire Police shoreside incident and then guided miscreant to shore after his stolen canoe starting taking on water

6.5m RIB suffering from mechanical failure

Shout 11 Saturday 22 June

Called 0017 Ret 0130

SW1

6.5m RIB with 7 aboard suffered from mechanical failure East of Starting Platform.
Vessel secured in alongside tow and taken to Lymington Yacht Haven

Emergency Position Indicating Beacon (EPIRB) signal received UK Coastguard

Shout 08 Tuesday 04 June

Called 0912 Ret TBA

Calm

Area searched as requested. Host vessel located in France,
EPIRB traced to crew vehicle parked ashore in vicinity of upper reaches of the Lymington River!

Red Flare spotted East of River by Ferry and various other Craft

Shout 07 Thursday 16 May

Called 1222 Ret 1400

Calm

Solent and Shoreline searched with nothing found.

31ft Yacht requesting a tow

Shout 05 Sunday 05 May

Called 1302 Ret 1350

S2

Towed to Yarmouth

Yacht with mechanical failure taking in water requesting a tow

Shout 04 Sunday 05 May

Called 1202 Ret 1540

S 2

Yacht with mechanical failure and under tow by third party reported taking on water, two miles east of Lymington.
Leak stemmed and vessel towed Lymington Yacht Haven

5.2m RIB with engine Failure in Hurst Narrows

Shout 03 Sunday 21 April

Called 2132 Ret 2330

Variable 1

5.2m RIB with engine Failure in Hurst Narrows and with two persons aboard
Boat with inappropriately dressed cold crew located mid Solent off Hampstead having drifted on the flood tide.
Casualty towed to Lymington. 
Vessel had No Anchor, No VHF, No Flares and only limited navigation lights!

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.

Small unmanned day boat reported secured to North Head buoy

Shout 13 Saturday 22 June

Called 2230 Ret 2359

Calm

Launched by HMCG to investigate.  No signs of recent use.  Believed by shore authorities to have been stolen earlier in the week and possibly linked to earlier multi agency task Shout 12

Multi agency tasking for shore line incident

Shout 12 Saturday 22 June

Called 0616 Ret 0730

SW 0/1

Multi Agency tasking with HMCG local team and Hampshire Constabulary.
Conducted shore line search from Elmer’s Court to Tanners Lane in support of Hampshire Police shoreside incident and then guided miscreant to shore after his stolen canoe starting taking on water

6.5m RIB suffering from mechanical failure

Shout 11 Saturday 22 June

Called 0017 Ret 0130

SW1

6.5m RIB with 7 aboard suffered from mechanical failure East of Starting Platform.
Vessel secured in alongside tow and taken to Lymington Yacht Haven

Emergency Position Indicating Beacon (EPIRB) signal received UK Coastguard

Shout 08 Tuesday 04 June

Called 0912 Ret TBA

Calm

Area searched as requested. Host vessel located in France,
EPIRB traced to crew vehicle parked ashore in vicinity of upper reaches of the Lymington River!

Red Flare spotted East of River by Ferry and various other Craft

Shout 07 Thursday 16 May

Called 1222 Ret 1400

Calm

Solent and Shoreline searched with nothing found.

31ft Yacht requesting a tow

Shout 05 Sunday 05 May

Called 1302 Ret 1350

S2

Towed to Yarmouth

Yacht with mechanical failure taking in water requesting a tow

Shout 04 Sunday 05 May

Called 1202 Ret 1540

S 2

Yacht with mechanical failure and under tow by third party reported taking on water, two miles east of Lymington.
Leak stemmed and vessel towed Lymington Yacht Haven

5.2m RIB with engine Failure in Hurst Narrows

Shout 03 Sunday 21 April

Called 2132 Ret 2330

Variable 1

5.2m RIB with engine Failure in Hurst Narrows and with two persons aboard
Boat with inappropriately dressed cold crew located mid Solent off Hampstead having drifted on the flood tide.
Casualty towed to Lymington. 
Vessel had No Anchor, No VHF, No Flares and only limited navigation lights!

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.

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.