We launched at 18:28 at the request of Solent MRCC after the spoken words Mayday were received stating that a 20ft speedboat had hit an submerged object to the east of St Catherine’s point.
On route Solent gave us a Datum point to start an expanding square search, with the first heading of 270°, and a track spacing of ½ mile, the visibility was down to around ½ a mile sometimes less with a moderate sea.
We were requested to launch by Solent MRSC after a member of the public had reported that two small sailing dinghies were in difficulties off Seaview, the local coastguard had been dispatched to spring vale road and confirmed that assistance was required.
Bracknell Mayor marvels at new RNLI lifeboat station he has helped to build
The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest (Berkshire), Councillor Bob Wade, the Mayoress Maggie Wade and the Chairman of the Crowthorne & District RNLI, Anthony Cox and guests were invited to take a look at the work-in-progress at the Bembridge RNLI lifeboat station, to see where their fundraising efforts have been used.
On June 12th, sibling trio Caroline Roe, William Maltby and Sophie Ross set out to row and sail down the navigable length of the Thames from Gloucestershire through Central London, the Thames Barrier and down to the Estuary in order to raise funds for Bembridge Lifeboat Station. They completed their journey on 19th June. To make it interesting, they used their scow.
The Bembridge crew and community need your help to raise £1M towards the cost of our lifeboat station and lifeboat. Your support will help save lives at sea.
The plan to provide both a new lifeboat and a new station fit for the 21st century, will cost approximately £10M. We are appealing to the public for £1M towards that cost - your donation, however large or small, will help us reach that goal.