Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

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

‘With this in mind, and given the current situation with COVID-19, we have taken the decision to close all 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.’

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.

 

Search for missing person near Yarmouth

Shout 05 Wed 27 May

Called 0510 Ret 0735

SW 2/3

After 2 hours of searching near Hurst castle in a multi agency search, the Lymington RNLI was stood down by HM Coastguard.

Kite surfer in difficulty near Tanners Lane

Shout 04 Friday 15th May

Called 1625 Ret 1550

SW 2/3

On arrival at Tanners Lane the Coastguard advised the crew the surfer was safely ashore.

Kite surfer in difficulty near Tanners Lane

Shout 03 Sun 8 March

Called 1551 Ret 2120

W4

Lymington lifeboat along with other search and rescue teams searched for a kite surfer in difficulty. The kite was recovered from Cowes harbour and after a social media appeal from HM Coastguard the kite surfer was confirmed safe and well. It was one of our longest searches in a while.

7M Motor vessel aground near Newtown Creek on the Isle of Wight

Shout 02 Sat 18th Jan

Called 1905 Ret 2003

SW 2 / 3

The lifeboat crew was able to refloat the vessel, with the support of the lifeboat and a crew member in the water. The vessel was then escorted back to the Lymington Marina.

Cancelled Shout

Shout 01 Sat 4th Jan

Called 1426 Ret 1430

Cancelled shout. HM coastguard diverted another resource

Search for missing person near Yarmouth

Shout 05 Wed 27 May

Called 0510 Ret 0735

SW 2/3

After 2 hours of searching near Hurst castle in a multi agency search, the Lymington RNLI was stood down by HM Coastguard.

Kite surfer in difficulty near Tanners Lane

Shout 04 Friday 15th May

Called 1625 Ret 1550

SW 2/3

On arrival at Tanners Lane the Coastguard advised the crew the surfer was safely ashore.

Kite surfer in difficulty near Tanners Lane

Shout 03 Sun 8 March

Called 1551 Ret 2120

W4

Lymington lifeboat along with other search and rescue teams searched for a kite surfer in difficulty. The kite was recovered from Cowes harbour and after a social media appeal from HM Coastguard the kite surfer was confirmed safe and well. It was one of our longest searches in a while.

7M Motor vessel aground near Newtown Creek on the Isle of Wight

Shout 02 Sat 18th Jan

Called 1905 Ret 2003

SW 2 / 3

The lifeboat crew was able to refloat the vessel, with the support of the lifeboat and a crew member in the water. The vessel was then escorted back to the Lymington Marina.

Cancelled Shout

Shout 01 Sat 4th Jan

Called 1426 Ret 1430

Cancelled shout. HM coastguard diverted another resource

10K Run Cancelled but we won't let it stop us!

The cancellation of the official 10k Run did not stop crew and supporters doing individual runs in support of the RNLI

read more here

AGM Cancelled

The AGM, scheduled for Thursday 19 March, is cancelled, in view of the current Covid 19 situation.
The primary business of the AGM will be dealt with at a re-arranged low-key AGM at 1800, on Tuesday 28 April, in the Lifeboat Station.

Guy Derby – Chairman

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.

 

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.