1994

The ‘Thanks of the Institution Inscribed on Vellum’ was accorded to Helmsman Alan Attrill in recognition of his skill and high standard of seamanship when, in a south-westerly near gale, confused seas and darkness on the night of the 11 August 1993, the D-class lifeboat rescued the crew of three from the stricken yacht Bari.  The yacht had run aground on Bembridge Ledge, was holed and taking water.


Framed Letters of Thanks signed from the Chairman of the Institution was awarded to Helmsman Alan Attrill and crew members Graeme White and Geoffrey Attrill in recognition of their courage and fine teamwork when the D-class lifeboat rescued the crew of three from the motor cruiser Jade on 2 May 1994.  The Jade was aground on the Bembridge Ledge in an easterly Force 5 wind and moderate seas.  The three survivors were rescued just as their vessel began to break up.


Work was carried out in the roof space of the ILB boathouse in order to provide the station with improved crew facilities.  Major slipway repair works were carried out together with the installation of a new Bigland boathouse winch.