Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Saving Lives At Sea

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The Lymington Crew

Thurs 7th Jan 8.00pm BBC2

Watch it now on iPlayer – congratulations to all!!!! 

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.

 

Assist kitesurfer near Oxey Lake

Shout 04 Day Date Month

Called 1206 Ret 1315

Weather SW 2

The lifeboat launched to assist a kitesurfer, called by a member of the public.  The lifeboat was swift to launch and reached the surfer within 3 mins of launching. The kitesurfer was very well prepared and was slow to reach the shoreline given the drop in wind. He was recovered back onto the lifeboat and taken back to Lymington.

Launched to reports of flares.

Shout 03 Sunday 3rd January

Called 1754 Ret 1855

Weather NE 1

The lifeboat launched to reports of flares near Berthon Marina.  After conducting a thorough search of the area and local Coastguard teams and police finding spent flares, the lifeboat was stood down.

Assist a dinghy and a safety boat

Shout 02 Sunday 3rd January

Called 1337 Ret 1415

Weather NE F2

The lifeboat launched swiftly to rescue a 49er dinghy and safety boat which had suffered engine failure.  The lifeboat took both casualty vessels under tow back to the Lymington Harbour Master pontoon.

Assist a 26ft yacht with engine failure

Shout 01 Saturday 2nd Jan

Called 16.38 Ret 18.37

Weather N1

The Lymington crew were called to their first rescue of the New Year, to help a yacht with 3 people on board near the Single Bank.  A tow was established and the yacht was taken back to Lymington

Called to a potential person in the water

Shout 25 Tuesday 10 Nov

Called 2015 Ret 2200

Weather SW2

After an extensive search of the water near Keyhaven and the use of several para flares, nothing was found and the crew were stood down.

Call out to assist other agencies in a search

Shout 24 Wed/Thurs 4/5th November

Called 2146 Wed, Ret 1116 Thurs

Weather TBA

The search was around the Hurst area 

Tasked to assist a power boat with engine failure East of Hurst Castle.

Shout 23 Saturday 17 Oct

Called 2158 Ret 2255

Weather SW2

The lifeboat had difficulty locating the casualty vessel as they had been unable to give the Coastguard their exact location. The casualty vessel was eventually found near Solent Bank and was towed back into Lymington.

Dinghy in difficulty near Keyhaven

Shout 22 Monday October 5 2020

Called 2335 Ret 0135

Weather SW 4/5

Late night rescue for the Lymington crew. They were called to a dinghy which had run out of fuel near Keyhaven at 11.35pm. The casualty was suffering from the cold but a tow was established and taken to Keyhaven. The lifeboat was ready for service again at 1.30am.

Assist dinghy in difficulty.

Shout 21 Tues 22nd Sept

Called 1641 Ret 1800

Weather SW5

The Lymington crew were paged to an inflatable dinghy with engine failure on the marshes near Keyhaven on the 22nd Sept. The lifeboat crew pulled the dinghy to the lifeboat where a tow was established and it was taken back to Keyhaven.

Assist a capsized Dinghy near Hurst Spit

Shout 20 Saturday 5th September

Called 1445 Ret 1745

Weather NW3

The Laser was quickly found near Milford and a crew member placed in the water to right the dinghy and towed back to Keyhaven. The crew from the dinghy were rescued by the Keyhaven Yacht Club boat.

RNLI Shop

Our RNLI Shop in Lymington has now re-opened, but you can still shop safely online too. In these difficult times your support means more than ever.

Click here and use code “Lymington” for free delivery.

Please see Shop Terms for this promotion

Saving Lives at Sea Lecture

Community Safety Officer David Monks gave a lecture about the work of the Institution to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.

Click anywhere to view it

Please help!

We need more volunteers to support our Lymington station, please click the links for information

Shop Volunteer

Fundraiser

Branch Treasurer 

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 in Yachting Monthly

A great article in Yachting Monthly about a Lymington RNLI rescue earlier this year. The helm on the rescue was Phil Baker and commented “It is really important to always have a way to communicate if your need help and tell people ashore your timings and plans.

#lymington

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.

 

The welfare of our volunteers, supporters and staff along with our ability to maintain our world-class lifesaving service is our priority.

‘We have re-opened the RNLI shops, museums and visitor centres with immediate effect. Our lifeboat stations remain operational and we will continue to respond to those in need but will not be open to visitors.

‘Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in peril at sea.’