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

Capsized dinghy in River entrance.

Tues 27 July Shout 27

Called 1941 Ret 2100

Two teenage boys ferried ashore from Wight Sky rescue boat having been spotted clinging to their capsized dinghy by a passenger.  Lifeboat crew then returned to the Solent to find, right and sail the dinghy back.

Medical Emergency off Newtown Creek.

Saat 14th July Shout 26

Called 1207 Ret 1400

Gentlemen lost finger in winch. Yacht concerned commenced transit to Lymington to be met by Lifeboat en route. Injured person treated on boat and then evacuated to Lymington. Subsequently collapsed in the boathouse whilst awaiting ambulance, treated by shore crew.

Round the Island Race Shouts

Saturday 7th July Shouts 21-25

Shout 21 Called 0926 Ret 0946 – Motor Boat Broken Down

Shouts 22 – 25 various times – Varvasi Wreck

Weather Light Winds

Shout 21 Small motor boat broken down in middle of Round the Island race fleet!! Towed to safer waters.
Shouts 22 – 25 RTI yachts observed hitting the Varvassi Wreck.  Safety check by RNLI crew – no further action. Yachts continued racing.
Shout 25 – as above but Yacht retired to Gosport under own power

Lifeboat diverted from return passage to search for small RIB reported as overdue in same area as original shout.

Sun 24 June Shout 20b

Called 1820 Ret 2000

SW 2/3

Vessel found off Milford Beach with owner attempting to row sunken vessel back to Avon Beach (Mudeford).  He’d been at sea since 10.30 with no radio, no flares, no lifejacket and a wet mobile phone! Boat towed to Keyhaven and handed over to Lymington Coastguards.

Dinghy / Windsurfer reported in difficulties off Keyhaven Beach(?) west of Hurst Spit.

Sunday 24 June Shout 20a

Called 1750 Ret 1820

SW 2/3

Stood down by Coastguards whilst searching from Keyhaven entrance to Milford Beach – sailing dinghy apparently returned to shore prior to our arrival.

Capsized dinghy in River entrance.

Tues 27 July Shout 27

Called 1941 Ret 2100

Two teenage boys ferried ashore from Wight Sky rescue boat having been spotted clinging to their capsized dinghy by a passenger.  Lifeboat crew then returned to the Solent to find, right and sail the dinghy back.

Medical Emergency off Newtown Creek.

Saat 14th July Shout 26

Called 1207 Ret 1400

Gentlemen lost finger in winch. Yacht concerned commenced transit to Lymington to be met by Lifeboat en route. Injured person treated on boat and then evacuated to Lymington. Subsequently collapsed in the boathouse whilst awaiting ambulance, treated by shore crew.

Round the Island Race Shouts

Saturday 7th July Shouts 21-25

Shout 21 Called 0926 Ret 0946 – Motor Boat Broken Down

Shouts 22 – 25 various times – Varvasi Wreck

Weather Light Winds

Shout 21 Small motor boat broken down in middle of Round the Island race fleet!! Towed to safer waters.
Shouts 22 – 25 RTI yachts observed hitting the Varvassi Wreck.  Safety check by RNLI crew – no further action. Yachts continued racing.
Shout 25 – as above but Yacht retired to Gosport under own power

Lifeboat diverted from return passage to search for small RIB reported as overdue in same area as original shout.

Sun 24 June Shout 20b

Called 1820 Ret 2000

SW 2/3

Vessel found off Milford Beach with owner attempting to row sunken vessel back to Avon Beach (Mudeford).  He’d been at sea since 10.30 with no radio, no flares, no lifejacket and a wet mobile phone! Boat towed to Keyhaven and handed over to Lymington Coastguards.

Dinghy / Windsurfer reported in difficulties off Keyhaven Beach(?) west of Hurst Spit.

Sunday 24 June Shout 20a

Called 1750 Ret 1820

SW 2/3

Stood down by Coastguards whilst searching from Keyhaven entrance to Milford Beach – sailing dinghy apparently returned to shore prior to our arrival.
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.