Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

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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.

 

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.

 

Station Events

 

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.

 

Station News

 

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

 

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

 

 

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 station at Mudeford and Calshot and Isle of Wight flank stations at Yarmouth and Cowes with whom we regularly exercise.

Apart from being on 24/7/365 call our crew and associated flank stations provide immediate rescue options for a number of major yacht events including the annual Round the Island Race.