located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight,
adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge
So far in 2015, the crew have been involved in 22 services (shouts) (17 ALB & 5 ILB) and have rescued or assisted 44 people.
The most recent shout (ALB) was on 28th July. The most recent ILB shout was on 1st July. There were cancelled launches on 22nd April & 25th July. Click here for details of "shouts">>
In 2014 there were 33 shouts (29 ALB & 4 ILB) with 62 people being rescued or assisted (there was a cancelled ALB launch on 4th December & 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"!)
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 ALB launch is expected to be on:
Tuesday 28th July at 19:00 for the annual visit to Seaview. Subject to the usual operational caveats and the weather/sea conditions it is hoped to go alongside the SVYC landing stage and for limited numbers of the general public to be able to have a look around RNLB Alfred Albert Williams.
Offshore Boathouse & Shop Opening Times
The Offshore Boathouse & Shop are now open daily from 11am to 4pm until 27th September when the opening times will revert to 2pm to 4pm. We will be open 11ao to 4pm again over the Winter half-term (24th October - 1st November).
2015 Open Day - Saturday 15th August
Lots to see and an excellent way to support us, so do come and join us on Saturday 15th August (11:00 to 16:00).
RNLB Alfred Albert Williams providing a demonstration with Rescue 104 at the America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth - Saturday 25th July
RNLI Lifeguards on Sandown Beach
The RNLI lifeguard service on Sandown beach started on 4th July - great to see another very visible part of the RNLI on the Isle of Wight. There are a couple of photos (all taken by Noel Stimson) in the Multimedia Image Gallery.
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