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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Yacht with suspected engine fire at location unknown (weak Mayday signal).

Mon 18 June Shout 18

Called 0130 Ret 0400

SW4

Lifeboat diverted from return passage to join both Calshot Lifeboats in a mid Solent / Southampton Water search.  Vessel found off Titchfield Haven by Calshot crew and once situation was stabilised we were stood down after just shy of 9 hours at sea!

10m Yacht lost in the fog in the region of Bridge Buoy (Needles Channel)

Sun 17 June Shout 17

Called 2225 Ret after shout 18

SW 4/5 FOG

Vessel found and escorted to East Cowes Marina.

14m Yacht aground on ‘The Trap’ (Hurst).

Sunday 17 June Shout 16

Called 2225 Ret after Shout 18

SW 5/6

Vessel re-floated on rising tide with assistance from Yarmouth all weather Severn Class lifeboat.  Yacht escorted to Lymington Yacht Haven.

Unmanned dinghy reported adrift in the Solent

Sat 16 June Shout 15

Called 1638 Ret 1750

SW 5/6

Small inflatable with no markings or signs of habitation found washed up on marsh opposite Tanners Lane. Recovered to Lifeboat station.

18ft motorboat sinking in mouth of the Lymington River

Wednesday 13th June Shout 14

Called 1240 Ret 1330

SSW 3/4

Water ingress source isolated. Vessel pumped out and towed to Haven Quay for immediate lift out.

Yacht with suspected engine fire at location unknown (weak Mayday signal).

Mon 18 June Shout 18

Called 0130 Ret 0400

SW4

Lifeboat diverted from return passage to join both Calshot Lifeboats in a mid Solent / Southampton Water search.  Vessel found off Titchfield Haven by Calshot crew and once situation was stabilised we were stood down after just shy of 9 hours at sea!

10m Yacht lost in the fog in the region of Bridge Buoy (Needles Channel)

Sun 17 June Shout 17

Called 2225 Ret after shout 18

SW 4/5 FOG

Vessel found and escorted to East Cowes Marina.

14m Yacht aground on ‘The Trap’ (Hurst).

Sunday 17 June Shout 16

Called 2225 Ret after Shout 18

SW 5/6

Vessel re-floated on rising tide with assistance from Yarmouth all weather Severn Class lifeboat.  Yacht escorted to Lymington Yacht Haven.

Unmanned dinghy reported adrift in the Solent

Sat 16 June Shout 15

Called 1638 Ret 1750

SW 5/6

Small inflatable with no markings or signs of habitation found washed up on marsh opposite Tanners Lane. Recovered to Lifeboat station.

18ft motorboat sinking in mouth of the Lymington River

Wednesday 13th June Shout 14

Called 1240 Ret 1330

SSW 3/4

Water ingress source isolated. Vessel pumped out and towed to Haven Quay for immediate lift out.

Station Events
Saturday Aug 11thFrom 1000Station Open (in conjunction with Seafood Festival)
Sunday Aug 12thFrom 1000Station Open (in conjunction with Seafood Festival)

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

A Muddy Shout

Sunday rescue from a child’s plastic dinghy resulted in a life saved and a muddy lifeboat.
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.

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.