The official launch statistics issued today by the RNLI show Eastbourne lifeboats to be the second busiest coastal station throughout the UK and Ireland having been credited with 139 launches and rescuing 116 people. ...Read More
Category: Callouts 2013
30 December, 2013 | Callouts 2013 |
Both boats were diverted from crew training exercises on Sunday to assist coastguard cliff rescue officers with the recovery of a body at Beachy Head. The coastguard officers were collected from the beach at Holywell by the...Read More
Three of Eastbourne lifeboat’s crewmen have been on standby over recent weeks in readiness for possible deployment to assist with potential inland flooding. During the floods in 2000, when the towns of Uckfield and Lewes were...Read More
12 December, 2013 | Callouts 2013 |
An abandoned car at a notorious suicide location prompted the launch of Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) this morning Concern was first raised with the discovery of an apparently abandoned car at Beachy Head. Fearing the...Read More
13 hours ago
With Newhaven lifeboat off service our ALB was tasked this afternoon to assist a small fishing boat with three people on board which had suffered engine failure and was unable to negotiate the harbour entrance at Newhaven ...
3 days ago
ALB whilst covering for Newhaven whose boat was out of service was tasked to provide safety cover for East Sussex fire and rescue as they dealt with a fire at the scrapyard on Newhaven quayside. Photos from Pete Abel ...
5 days ago
The all-weather lifeboat launched at 01.20 this morning at the request of HM Coastguard to investigate a report of unidentified radar activity 6 miles south of Bexhill. After conducting a comprehensive search of Pevensey Bay with nothing found the volunteer crew were stood down at 03.15 ...