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July Services

Wednesday 28th

We were requested to launch after Solent MRCC had received a Mayday broadcast from the 37’yacht “ZARA” with two POB  that had been dismasted some two miles SW of the Nab Tower.

The Lifeboat proceeded at best speed arriving on-scene to find the casualty drifting its sails and mast over the starboard side and the vessel “Pimpernel“ standing by.

June Services

Sunday 27th


We were requested to launch by Solent MRSC after a member of the public had reported that two small sailing dinghies were in difficulties off Seaview, the local coastguard had been dispatched to spring vale road and confirmed that assistance was required.

The Mayor of Bracknell Forest completes a year of fund raising for the Bembridge Appeal

Bracknell Mayor marvels at new RNLI lifeboat station he has helped to build

The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest (Berkshire), Councillor Bob Wade, the Mayoress Maggie Wade and the Chairman of the Crowthorne & District RNLI, Anthony Cox and guests were invited to take a look at the work-in-progress at the Bembridge RNLI lifeboat station, to see where their fundraising efforts have been used.

May Services

We launched on Thursday 20th at 02:26 to assist a small angling vessel the “Cormorant” that had become unsure of its position as thick fog came down.

April Services


We were requested to launch to assist in the evacuation of a passenger from the Cruise Liner “Ventura” that was coming down the eastern Solent on passage to Gibraltar. 

The Lifeboat with the Doctor onboard made best speed and rendezvoused in the vicinity of the North Sturbridge buoy.

March Services


We launch to assist Hayling Island ILB that had requested assistance with towing a 24ft yacht “Doxy” that was meeting adverse conditions in force 8-9 southerly winds south of Chichester.

The lifeboat made best speed and rendezvoused with Hayling and the casualty by the Dean Tail wreck buoy.

Scow on the Thames 2009

On June 12th, sibling trio Caroline Roe, William Maltby and Sophie Ross set out to row and sail down the navigable length of the Thames from Gloucestershire through Central London, the Thames Barrier and down to the Estuary in order to raise funds for Bembridge Lifeboat Station. They completed their journey on 19th June. To make it interesting, they used their scow.



The Bembridge crew and community need your help to raise £1M towards the cost of our lifeboat station and lifeboat. Your support will help save lives at sea.

The plan to provide both a new lifeboat and a new station fit for the 21st century, will cost approximately £10M. We are appealing to the public for £1M towards that cost - your donation, however large or small, will help us reach that goal.


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