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.

Visit the Station

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

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.

Yacht drifted aground on Lee Shore edge of marsh after engine failure.

 Shout 38 Sunday 26th August

Called 1120 Ret 1215

SW 5/6

Pulled clear and towed to Lymington

Broken down 6m motor boat off Warden Ledge

Shout 37 Saturday 25th August

Called 1317 Ret 1500

SW 2/3

Towed to Lymington

36 – Medical evacuation from Yacht in Alum Bay

Wednesday 22 August Shout 36

Called 1536 Ret 1630

SW 3/4

Unwell crew member transferred to shore and into care of health professionals.

35 – Small dinghy seen on marsh edge.

Shout 35 (During Open Day)

Launch: 1546 Return: 1628

Weather:  SW5

Empty dinghy recovered to Lymington. Coastguard confirms as that lost previous day (Fri 10 Aug) from a Chichester based yacht transiting Lymington River.

34 – 21ft motor boat with engine failure

Shout 34 (During Open Day)

Launch: 1109 Return:  1420

Weather: SW5

Found near Hurst and towed to Lymington

33 – Assist in search after wreckage found washed up in Scratchells Bay

Shout 33 Fri 10 Aug

Launch: 1817 Return: 2100

Weather: SW7

Stood down at dusk.  Ongoing investigation by Solent and UK Coastguard.

Tow taken over from independent lifeboat

Shout 32, Sat 4 Aug

Called 2000 Ret 2200

Calm

Took over tow from Freshwater Independent Lifeboat of Lymington based craft they had been towing from Brooke Ledges off IOW South West coast.

2 people clinging to hull of capsized dinghy

Shout 31 Tues 31st July

Called 1445 Ret 1630

SW 3/5

Two persons clinging to hull of dinghy off West side of Hurst Spit.  Capsized dinghy righted.  Its rescue boat towed off beach and both boats escorted back into Solent.

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.

Yacht drifted aground on Lee Shore edge of marsh after engine failure.

 Shout 38 Sunday 26th August

Called 1120 Ret 1215

SW 5/6

Pulled clear and towed to Lymington

Broken down 6m motor boat off Warden Ledge

Shout 37 Saturday 25th August

Called 1317 Ret 1500

SW 2/3

Towed to Lymington

36 – Medical evacuation from Yacht in Alum Bay

Wednesday 22 August Shout 36

Called 1536 Ret 1630

SW 3/4

Unwell crew member transferred to shore and into care of health professionals.

35 – Small dinghy seen on marsh edge.

Shout 35 (During Open Day)

Launch: 1546 Return: 1628

Weather:  SW5

Empty dinghy recovered to Lymington. Coastguard confirms as that lost previous day (Fri 10 Aug) from a Chichester based yacht transiting Lymington River.

34 – 21ft motor boat with engine failure

Shout 34 (During Open Day)

Launch: 1109 Return:  1420

Weather: SW5

Found near Hurst and towed to Lymington

33 – Assist in search after wreckage found washed up in Scratchells Bay

Shout 33 Fri 10 Aug

Launch: 1817 Return: 2100

Weather: SW7

Stood down at dusk.  Ongoing investigation by Solent and UK Coastguard.

Tow taken over from independent lifeboat

Shout 32, Sat 4 Aug

Called 2000 Ret 2200

Calm

Took over tow from Freshwater Independent Lifeboat of Lymington based craft they had been towing from Brooke Ledges off IOW South West coast.

2 people clinging to hull of capsized dinghy

Shout 31 Tues 31st July

Called 1445 Ret 1630

SW 3/5

Two persons clinging to hull of dinghy off West side of Hurst Spit.  Capsized dinghy righted.  Its rescue boat towed off beach and both boats escorted back into Solent.

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

B-882 David Bradley temporarily withdrawn from Service for repairs

Replaced on station by B-880 Martin Frederick Whitehouse

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.