Bembridge Lifeboat is a key RNLI station

located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight, adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge

 

So far in 2014, the crew have answered 4 shouts and have rescued or assisted 3 people.  

The last shout was on 13th April Click here for details of "shouts">>

In 2013 there were 36 shouts with 67 people being rescued or assisted

(there were two cancelled launches on 18th August, one on Friday 23rd August & one on 23rd November.)

 

Although changes may be necessary due to operational requirements & sometimes the weather, the next planned launch will be on:

Tuesday evening 15th April (19:00) but tbc in view of Sunday's launch

 

Inshore Boathouse Opening - Saturday 29th March

The formal opening of the Inshore Boathouse this morning was a great success - thank you to everyone who made it such a special day.  For some photos go to the Image Gallery (Inshore Boathouse Opening - 29 March 2014).

General Sea Safety Advice

When stormy weather is forecast, we would ask people to take extra care if they are going down to the coast.  Rough seas and extreme weather might look exciting, but getting too close can be risky.  So respect the water and, in particular, avoid exposed places where big waves could sweep you off your feet.

If you are heading out on the water, ensure the conditions are not beyond your capability, carry the right equipment, ensure you have a means for calling for assistance and call for help if you get into difficulty.

Flood Specific

The RNLI would advise all those affected by storms and heavy rain to remain in their homes, assuming it is safe to do so, and would advise against driving through flood water unless absolutely necessary.  Even the smallest amount of water can be deceptive and hide debris and, as flood water behaves differently, can sweep you off your feet.  If you become trapped by rising flood water, call for help.

 

"With courage, nothing is impossible"

- Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI 1824