located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight,
adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge
So far in 2014, the crew have answered 33 shouts (29 ALB & 4 ILB) and have rescued or assisted 62 people. There was a cancelled ALB launch on 4th December & a cancelled ILB launch on 18th July. Additionally, the ILB provided a presence off St Helens Fort on Tuesday 12th August when c2,000 people "walked to the fort"!
The most recent shout (ALB) was on 7th December. The last ILB shout was on 7th September 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, the next planned launch will be on:
As they launched on Sunday, the training launch originally planned for Tuesday 9th December (19:00) has been cancelled. Both boats will be launching on Tuesday 16th December at 19:00 for our annual inspection.
Offshore Boathouse & Shop Opening Times
The Offshore Boathouse & Shop are now only open from 2pm to 4pm daily. Although both will be closed for Christmas/New Year from Monday 22nd December to Saturday 3rd January 2015, both will be open on Saturday 27th December (2pm - 4pm); the Boathouse will also be open on New Year's Day (1st January 2pm - 4pm).
Amazing Photos of the Lifeboat Station
Have a look at a few of Jamie Currie's amazing photos of the Lifeboat Station and the surrounding area in the Image Gallery. For a larger selection click here.
Jamie has generously agreed to make a £5.00 donation to the RNLI for any A4 or A3 photos sold and £2.00 for the 10 x 12 photos.
"With courage, nothing is impossible"
- Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI 1824