Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

Lymington Lifeboat Station

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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.

 

Small dinghy seen on marsh edge.

Shout 35 (During Open Day)

Launch: 1546 Return: 1628

Weather:  SW5

Empty dinghy recovered to Lymington.  Coastguard confirms as that lost from yacht previous day.

21ft motor boat with engine failure

Shout 34 (During Open Day)

Launch: 1109 Return:  1420

Weather: SW5

Towed to Lymington

Assist in search after wreckage found washed up in Scratchells Bay

Shout 33 Fri 10 Aug

Launch: 1817 Return: 2100

Weather: SW7

Stood down at dusk.  Ongoing investigation by Solent CG.

Tow taken over from independent lifeboat

Shout 32, Sat 4 Aug

Called 2000 Ret 2200

Calm

Took over tow from Freshwater Independent Lifeboat of Lymington based craft they had been towing from Brooke Ledges off IOW South West coast.

2 people clinging to hull of capsized dinghy

Shout 31 Tues 31st July

Called 1445 Ret 1630

SW 3/5

Two persons clinging to hull of dinghy off West side of Hurst Spit.  Capsized dinghy righted.  Its rescue boat towed off beach and both boats escorted back into Solent.

 

Station Events

 

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.

 

Station News

 

Come and visit the station, but by appointment only please.  Contact us to apply

 

RNLI Shop

 

OPEN
Wed–Sun and Bank Holidays
12–4pm 14 Mar–13 May
12–5pm 16 May–21 Oct
12–4pm 24 Oct–16 Dec

 

 

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 station at Mudeford and Calshot and Isle of Wight flank stations at Yarmouth and Cowes with whom we regularly exercise.

Apart from being on 24/7/365 call our crew and associated flank stations provide immediate rescue options for a number of major yacht events including the annual Round the Island Race.