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.

 

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.

Assist a sailing yacht with engine failure

Shout 14 Tues 28 July 2020

Called 1618 Ret 1800

SW3

The lifeboat launched and reached the yacht within minutes. A lifeboat crew member was placed aboard the vessel and the yacht was taken into a astern tow and taken back to Lymington Harbour

Assist Yarmouth lifeboat with a rescue and medevac

Shout 13 Monday 27 July

Called 0111 Ret 0430

SW3

The lifeboat launched to assist Yarmouth lifeboat with a RIB aground with 6 people on board and one requiring urgent medical attention. The casualty was airlifted to hospital and the rest of the casualities were taken by the lifeboat to Lymington marina.

30ft Yacht aground in Newtown Creek

Shout 12 Saturday 25 July

Called 1200 Ret 1255

SW4

The lifeboat crew diverted from an exercise to assist a yacht aground with 4 people on board. They quickly found the vessel and managed to get it afloat and moor the yacht to a buoy.

Potential Medevac

Shout 11 Monday 20 July

Called 1523 Ret 1730

E 4

The lifeboat assisted a yacht with a single sailor who was in need of medical assistance. The crew boarded the vessel and transferred the casualty to the lifeboat and a lifeboat crew member motored the yacht back to Lymington Marina.

Capsized vessel with person in the water

Shout 10 Mon 29 June

Called 2257 Ret 0130

SW 6

The lifeboat conducted a shoreline search of the marshes near Pywell with support from the Coastguard. The helicopter supported the search along with the crew using parachute flares to alluminate the area. The crew was finally stood down after no casualty or vessel was found.

Missing Kayaker

Shout 09 Friday 19 June

Called 2238 Ret did not launch

SW5

Cancelled shout just before launch as kayaker was found

Capsized Wayfarer in Lymington River

Shout 08 Friday 19 June

Called after previous Shout Ret 2031

SW5

As the crew were preparing the lifeboat for service they launched again to assist a capsized Wayfarer and handed a casualty over to the ambulance crew in Lymington.

Yacht aground in Beaulieu River

Shout 07 Friday 19 June

Called 1756 Ret after next Shout

SW 5

Assist Calshot RNLI and towed yacht back to Lymington River

Search for missing motor boat with 4 people onboard

Shout 06 Fri 29 May

Called 2316 Ret 0130

SW4

Late night search for missing vessel was found safe and well in Newtown Creek on Isle of Wight.

RNLI Shop

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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.

 

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.’