located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight,
adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge
So far in 2019, the crew have been involved in 46 services (shouts) (28 ALB & 18 ILB) and have rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 72 people and one dog (excludes the passengers onboard 'Victoria of Wight' on 1st November!). Although the two shouts on 12th & 13th November have both been included, the numbers rescued or assisted have only been counted once. There have been a number of 'Cancel Launches' - the most recent on 26th November.
The most recent ALB shout was on 13th November 2019. The most recent ILB shout was on 14th September 2019. Click here for details of "shouts">>
Christmas Carols in the Inshore Boathouse 12th December
Bembridge RNLI at Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival 2019
thanks to Pam and family
Excellence in Volunteering (November 2019)
Shore Crew Pass Outs (1st October)
Four launches & four recoveries on Tuesday (1st October) evening! But it was obviously worth it as many congratulations to Mark, Colin, Bob & Rob who were all passed out as Head Launchers and were re-validated as winch operators.
President of the Isle of Wight Lifeboat Board retires on 10th September
Click here to read the Press Report
Cake Sale - Sunday 18th August
Cake makers Molly, Alice, Isabel & Annie who are the Granddaughters of Guild member Sally Clegg with all proceeds going to support Bembridge RNLI - thank you girls.
Excellence in Volunteering Awards
Robin Ebsworth (Chairman of the IoW Lifeboat Board) presenting John & Lesley Gulliver with their "Excellence in Volunteering" Awards at the Bembridge RNLI Guild AGM on Wednesday 15th May
Defibrillator (AED) formally adopted (17th April 2019)
With thanks to the Co-operative Funeral Care, Lane End Beach Huts Ltd, The Wight Strollers and 5 Star Pest Control
Guy showing off the Jack Lowe 2019 Calender
In 2018, the crew were involved in 38 services (shouts) (31 ALB & 7 ILB) and rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 74 people. There was a cancelled launch (both boats) on 30th May; also on 4th June (ILB), 14th July (ALB), 15th August (ALB), 18th September. (ALB) and 18th October. She launched for training with an RN Merlin Mk2 helicopter from HMS Queen Elizabeth on 16th August. See History Timeline & News for more detail.
In 2017, the crew were involved in 52 services (shouts) (36 ALB & 16 ILB) and have rescued or assisted (or potentially assisted) 97 people, 3 dogs, an inflatable swan, 2 inflatable dinghies and a plastic traffic bollard! See History Timeline & News for more detail.
In 2016, the crew were involved in 45 services (shouts) (33 ALB & 12 ILB) and have rescued or assisted 77 people. See History Timeline & News for more detail.
In 2015, the crew were involved in 39 services (shouts) (30 ALB & 9 ILB) and rescued or assisted 86 people. See History Timeline & News for more detail.
In 2014 there were 33 shouts (29 ALB & 4 ILB) with 62 people being rescued or assisted. See History Timeline & News for more detail.
In 2013 there were 34 shouts (24 ALB & 10 ILB) with 67 people being rescued or assisted. See History Timeline & News for more detail.
Although changes may be necessary at short notice for operational reasons, the next planned ALB training launch is currently due to be on:
Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 7pm
Offshore Boathouse & Shop Opening Times (from 4th Nov 2019)
Open Day 2019 - 17th August
Street Fair & Yellow Welly Week 2019
Cowes 2019 Get Together - Saturday 19th January
Isle of Wight Swimsafe 2018 awarded top 'site'
Steve's Last Shout (30th June 2018)
Stormforce Morning (Saturday 23rd September 2017) & Isle of Wight Day
HMS Queen Elizabeth - Portsmouth 16th August 2017
(photo kindly by Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue)
British America's Cup Sailors meeting the Island's Next Generation
(Sunday 23rd July - Sea View Yacht Club)
photos by Harriet Hadfield
7th July 2017 Shout!
Photos by kind permission of Darren Toogood, The Island Echo.
150 years of Lifesaving at Bembridge (10th June 2017)
A fantastic day yesterday (Saturday 10th June). I am sure that there will be lots of better photos, particularly of the Ceremony, however I have uploaded the ones that I took to a web album - the link to view is:
History of Bembridge Lifeboat (June 2016)
Exciting news, Martin Woodward's fascinating and detailed "History of Bembridge Lifeboat" is available in the Bembridge RNLI shop so do come and buy a copy. A small number of signed copies are available in the Shop.
photo by Steve Cheatham (2019)
photo by John Hendy (2016)
Visit the Inshore Lifeboat Centre in East Cowes
Based in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the Inshore Lifeboat Centre (ILC) supplies and maintains over half of the lifeboats for all of our lifeboat stations, as well as our lifeguard units.
Fast growing in popularity as a visitor attraction, you can now book a free tour to come inside the ILC and new interactive visitor and heritage centre, where you’ll find out just what makes this site so vital to our lifesaving efforts. Alternatively call 01983 292521 (Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm. Guided tours are on Tuesdays & Thursdays and for 2020 will start at 11am. They last for an hour to an hour and a half. Group tours for schools, clubs and other visiting organisations are very welcome.
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.
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