John Keyworth appointed as LOM on Mike Samuelson's retirement on 15 January.
Celebration of 150 years of life saving at Bembridge - 10th June (https://flic.kr/s/aHsm2gLRjw)
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!
The ILB was placed on immediate readiness on Friday morning 14th April but stood down after about an hour and a half following the successful conclusion to an incident on Culver Down. There were cancelled launches on 7th April, 22nd July, 29th July, 26th Aug, 31st Aug & 12th Oct. Both boats launched on Sunday 23rd July to drop off Sir Ben Ainslie & Jono Macbeth at Seaview for the SVYC/RNLI Seaview Guild's Youth event. The ILB provided a presence off St Helens Fort on Wednesday evening 23rd August for the annual "happening". RNLB Alfred Albert Williams attended the naming ceremony for Selsey RNLI's new Shannon Class Lifeboat on Thr 21st Sep. She also launched on 27th Sep with IMRF European Lifeboat Crew Exchange (Estonia, Portugal, France, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands and Germany).