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 26 shouts (23 ALB & 3 ILB) and have rescued or assisted 42 people.  There was a cancelled ILB launch on 18th July.  Additionmally, the ILB provided a presence off St Helens Fort on Tuesday 12th August when c2,000 people "walked to the fort".

The last shout (ALB) was on 16th August  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:

Tuesday 26th August (19:00) - but to be confirmed on Tuesday morning

Open Day - Saturday 16th August

Well done everyone - although the demonstration ended up a bit disjointed with the helo arriving later than planned because of an earlier incident and the ALB had divert to assist a broken down angling boat, it definitely showed the gerneral public the importance of staying flexible!  For a fuller report see the Guild page.

Opera Evening - Saturday 30th August

Great news, all tickets have been sold.

Amazing Photos of the Lifeboat Station

Have a look at a few of Jamie Currie's amazing photos of the Llifeboat 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