located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight,
adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge
So far in 2014, the crew have answered 31 shouts (27 ALB & 4 ILB) and have rescued or assisted 58 people. There was a cancelled ILB launch on 18th July. Additionally, the ILB provided a presence off St Helens Fort on Tuesday 12th August when c2,000 people "walked to the fort"!
The most recent shout (ALB) was on 10th October. The last ILB shout was on 7th September 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 4th November at 19:00 - however, please check in the shop on Tuesday afternoon.
Offshore Boathouse & Shop Opening Times as from 1st October
Except over half term (25th October to 2nd November when both will be open from 11am to 4pm), the Offshore Boathouse & Shop are now only open from 2pm to 4pm daily.
ALB News (30th October)
RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (16-17) is undergoing a planned maintenance at Poole; we hope to see her back at Bembridge soon. A relief Tamar - RNLB Peter and Leslie-Jane Nicholson (16-01) - is currently on station.
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.
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