located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight, adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge
So far in 2014, the crew have answered 3 shouts and have rescued or assisted 2 people.
The last shout was on 26th February 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 & sometimes the weather, the next planned launch will be on:
Short notice change of plan - ALB will launch at 19:00 this evening (Tuesday 4th March) for some helo training and will recover as soon as the exercise has finished.
General Sea Safety Advice
When stormy weather is forecast, we would ask people to take extra care if they are going down to the coast. Rough seas and extreme weather might look exciting, but getting too close can be risky. So respect the water and, in particular, avoid exposed places where big waves could sweep you off your feet.
If you are heading out on the water, ensure the conditions are not beyond your capability, carry the right equipment, ensure you have a means for calling for assistance and call for help if you get into difficulty.
The RNLI would advise all those affected by storms and heavy rain to remain in their homes, assuming it is safe to do so, and would advise against driving through flood water unless absolutely necessary. Even the smallest amount of water can be deceptive and hide debris and, as flood water behaves differently, can sweep you off your feet. If you become trapped by rising flood water, call for help.
"With courage, nothing is impossible"
- Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI 1824