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April Services 2011


The ILB was launched at 20:10 when reports were received that a speed boat with three people on board was broken down in Priory Bay. Arriving on scene the ILB passed a towline and towed the boat into Bembridge harbour. After checking over the engine and getting it running, the speed boat returned under its own power, (escorted by the Inshore Lifeboat as far as “Nomans Land Fort” in the middle of the Solent) made its own way back to Portsmouth.



The Tamar Class Lifeboat "Alfred Albert Williams" was officially placed on service at 22:00hrs on Wednesday 20th October 2010 after the Depty Divisional Inspectors exercise and will officially be known now as Bembridge Lifeboat 

August Services

Saturday 21st

We  launched at 18:28 at the request of Solent MRCC after the spoken words Mayday were received stating that a 20ft speedboat had hit an submerged object to the east of St Catherine’s point.

On route Solent gave us a Datum point to start an expanding square search, with the first heading of 270°, and a track spacing of ½ mile, the visibility was down to around ½ a mile sometimes less with a moderate sea.  

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.


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