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.

 

Respond to a Mayday call

Shout 13 Sunday 01 Aug 2021

Called 1554 Ret 1758

Weather SW 1-2

Lymington crew assist a small motor boat taking on water just outside of the Lymington River.  On arrival there was a small amount of water ingress and the lifeboat crew established a tow and then proceeded back to Lymington Marina.

Assist a person in the water

Shout 12 23rd July 2021

Called 1307 Ret 1439

Weather E4

Called to assist a woman who had fallen into the water from her paddleboard at Milford on Sea. The lady was taken onto the lifeboat and given some basic casualty care and then taken back to shore

Assist an 8m RIB with engine trouble

Shout 11 Monday 19 July 2021

Called 1931 Ret 2051

Weather NE 1

Called to assist a motor boat with 4 children and 1 adult bear Tanners Lane. The lifeboat established a tow and took the vessel back to Lymington Marina

Assist a medical emergency

Shout 10 Thursday 01 July

Called 1158 Ret 1355

Weather SW4

Lymington RNLI assisted with a medical emergency at Barton-on-Sea yesterday lunchtime. The casualty had sustained an injury on the shore but had to be taken to hospital via the lifeboat

Called to assist 2 jet skis with 3 people on board

Shout 09 Mon 31 May

Called 2213 Ret 0200

Weather NE3

After a long search the lifeboat located the casualties off Beaulieu Spit. The jet ski was semi – submerged and was being towed by the other jet ski.  The 3 people were brought onto the lifeboat and taken to Lymington.  The lifeboat then returned to the Beaulieu River and secured the jet skis to a safe location

Called to assist a broken down jet ski.

Shout 08 Mon 31 May

Called 1812 Ret 2015

Weather NE2

The lifeboat searched around the Needles but the crew could not locate the casualty vessel with 2 people on board.  The lifeboat was stood down after the Coastguard confirmed a passing vessel has picked up the jet ski and passengers.

Called to assist Yarmouth RNLI with a tow of a 40ft yacht.

Shout 07 Mon 31 May

Called 1104 Ret 1315

Weather NE3

The sailing yacht had gone aground on the Shingles Bank near the Needles.  The Lymington lifeboat eventually managed to establish a tow once the tide had risen enough.  Once in deeper water the skipper of the yacht checked to see there was no water ingress and then proceeded on their journey.

Assist a 4 metre motorboat

Shout 06 Friday 14 May

Called 2020 Ret 2120

Weather SWF3

The lifeboat located the motorboat near Oxley Lake and the people onboard taken onto the lifeboat.  A tow was established and taken back to Yarmouth.

RIB and 4 people aground on the marshes.

Shout 05 Thurs 13 May

Called 0013 Ret 0147

Weather S4/5

The lifeboat was quick to locate the casualties and were brought back to safety at the Lymington Harbour. The lifeboat retuned to the RIB and re-floated the vessel and a lifeboat crew member motored the vessels back to the Harbour Masters pontoon.

Assist kitesurfer near Oxey Lake

Shout 04 Sun 17 Jan

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.

Online Fundraising Auction

Thanks to all bidders and prize donors.  It was a tremendous success raising £6,647 for the RNLI – from the Lymington Branch

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.

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RNLI Lymington Shop Open!

2021 Opening Details

Tuesdays to Sundays 1200 to 1700
From Tuesday 25th May to Sunday 17 October

Also Bank Holiday Monday 30th August

Tuesdays to Sundays 1200 to 1600
From Tuesday 19th October to Thursday 23rd December

 

Please help!

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

Shop Volunteer

Fundraiser

Branch Treasurer 

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.

 

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

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.’