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.

 

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.

Assist 2 kayakers stranded on Oxey Marsh near Hurst Spit.

Shout 20 Wednesday 2nd Sept

Called 1647 Ret 1915

Weather SW F4

The Lymington crew assisted HM Coastguard team with a helicopter rescue of the casualties.  Given the weather and sea conditions the air lift was the safest way to rescue the casualties. The casualties were handed over into the care of the Ambulance crew.

Assist a 10m motor boat with engine failure.

Shout 19 Sunday 31 August

Called 1318 Ret 1450

SW F3

An early training day for the crew with a shout during the afternoon of 31st August. The crew assisted a 10m motor boat with engine failure, mid solent. A tow was established and guided back to the harbour masters pontoon in Lymington.

38ft yacht with steering failure near Bouldnor Bay.

Shout 18 Sun 23rd August

Called 1829 Ret 1915

Sw F5

The lifeboat found the vessel making way on auto pilot and the helm decided to assist the yacht with a safe passage along the Lymington River.  The lifeboat crew set up an alongside tow and two lifeboat crew members were placed onto the yacht and escorted the yacht it to the pontoon near the lifeboat station.

Tasked to assist a 29ft vessel in difficulty in Newtown Creek

Shout 17 Friday 21 Aug

Called 1355 Ret 1530

Weather SW8

The casualty vessel had lost engine power and was dragging the anchor. The conditions were challenging F8 but the vessel was recovered and secured into a mooring buoy

Launched to assist 6 metre fishing vessel with engine failure near Hurst Castle

Shout 16 Sunday 16 Aug

Called 1552 Ret 1632

W1

The fishing vessel used its auxiliary engine and meet the lifeboat at the Lymington River. The lifeboat established a tow line and guided the vessel to the Harbour Master pontoon in Lymington. 

Motor boat aground near Hurst Castle

Shout 15 Thurs 30 July 2020

Called 1146 Ret 1345

SE 3

The lifeboat launched and within 7 minutes reached the motor boat which had a line fouling the propeller and disabling the vessel. One crew member was placed onto the vessel to establish a bridle and tow line from the stern. The vessel was towed into deeper water and confirmed there was no ingress and re-established the tow line from the bow.

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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.

‘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.’