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 2nd September (19:00)
Opera Evening - Saturday 30th August
Many thanks to Camilla (Bull), Hamish (Mackay) and accompanist Barak (Dyer) for another excellent evening. Fabulous singing and a great atmosphere. Thank you Deborah for making it all happen.
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.
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