Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

RNLI Lymington Shop Re-opens!

Following the easing of lockdown we can now welcome you back!

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

 

Save the date!

 

Sunday July 18th is Open Day at

Lymington Lifeboat Station – opens 10am

 

  • Come along and meet the crew
  • See how our volunteers respond to calls for help.
  • Learn what it takes to join the crew.

 

Kids! Want to sit in a real lifeboat? Now’s your chance – don’t forget to bring Mum or Dad (or both) along as well.

Lymington Lifeboat Station Open Day
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.

 

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.

 

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.

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 Shingle 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.

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 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.

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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.’