Category: Callouts 2015

‘Mayday’ Alert for Eastbourne Lifeboat

  http://www.eastbournernli.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Eastbourne-RNLI-launch-to-stricken-cargo-ship-hq.mp4 Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat was scrambled last night in response to a ‘Mayday’ distress call from a 90 metre cargo vessel 16 miles offshore which was taking on water and in danger of sinking in the busy shipping lane. At 19.25 on Sunday evening (6 Dec) the volunteer crew of Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat were paged following a mayday distress call from the 3420 tonne cargo vessel EMS Majestic which was sinking 16 miles off Eastbourne with its crew of seven preparing to abandon ship. In addition to Eastbourne lifeboat, rescue helicopters from Lydd and Lee-on-Solent were also paged...

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Eastbourne lifeboat in Beachy Head search

Eastbourne inshore lifeboat was launched at the request of Solent Coastguard on Monday evening to search for suspected missing persons at Beachy Head  Local coastguard cliff rescue personnel discovered tyre tracks close to the cliff edge in a notorious suicide area close to Beachy Head and feared the worst. Unable to see the beach as darkness descended the assistance of Eastbourne inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested. The volunteer ILB launched at 17.30pm in near freezing conditions and conducted a thorough search of the area including a foot patrol of the beach. With nothing found the search was eventually called...

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Eastbourne Lifeboat launched twice to assist windsurfers

Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat launched twice on Saturday afternoon following reports that two groups of windsurfers were in difficulties  With near gale force winds and driving rain forecast the volunteer lifeboat crew were anticipating a quiet weekend but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. Shortly after 2pm Dover Coastguard received a call from a member of the public that a group of windsurfers were in difficulties 400 metres offshore in Eastbourne Bay. Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat was requested to assist but when they arrived at the reported location nothing was found, the group had managed to get ashore unaided. As a precaution...

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Both Eastbourne Lifeboats launched in diving drama

Both Eastbourne Lifeboats were launched on Sunday afternoon when a sudden fog enveloped a dive boat six miles offshore shortly after nine divers had entered the water. With visibility reduced to just a few feet it was feared that the divers would return to the surface and be unable to see their support vessel and become lost. The Dive Master aboard the support vessel contacted Dover Coastguard who in turn requested the assistance of Eastbourne lifeboats. The lifeboats launched in good visibility but within a mile of the dive vessel they hit a wall of dense fog and were...

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Visiting yacht requires assistance from Eastbourne Lifeboat

A 12 metre yacht ran into difficulties whilst approaching Eastbourne on Saturday evening when its engine failed and required the assistance of Eastbourne lifeboat and her volunteer crew. The recently acquired vessel with two people on board had departed from Brighton earlier in the day, the couple’s intention being to visit Eastbourne before proceeding to their home port in Holland. Unfortunately the elderly vessel suffered a fuel contamination problem whilst rounding Beachy Head and without engine power was in danger of being swept onto the rocks. Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat was launched at the request of Dover Coastguard and arrived...

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Dec
21
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09:00 Win a Car Charity Raffle @ Eastbourne Arndale Centre
Win a Car Charity Raffle @ Eastbourne Arndale Centre
Dec 21 @ 09:00 – 19:00
Eastbourne Arndale Centre is currently holding the 18th Win a Car Charity Raffle.  The main prize is a brand, new Suzuki Celerio worth £7,500.  There will also be 10 additional winners of £25 vouchers for[...]
Jan
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Fri
10:00 Lady Crabtree entertains @ The Langham Hotel
Lady Crabtree entertains @ The Langham Hotel
Jan 12 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Members Meetings Members of the Eastbourne and District Fundraising Branch of the RNLI meeting on the 2nd Friday of the month (except in August and December) for a social event.  There is tea and coffee[...]

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Thank you to everyone who put some money in our collection buckets at Langney Shopping Centre today, we raised £215.48 towards saving lives at sea. Also thank you to our wonderful fundraisers who do a fantastic job. 😀 ...

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Come along to Sovereign Shines Friday 15th Dec 5pm to 7pm at The Waterfront Sovereign Harbour . See Father Christmas arrive by lifeboat at 5.30 pm. Hope to see you there 😊🎄🎅🏼⚓️ ...

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RNLI Eastbourne shared Marine Accident Investigation Branch's RNLI 'PFD Useless Unless Worn' social media video. ...

MAIB are excited to have been able to assist RNLI with this important project. See what happens when you put fishermen from around the coast into a cold, choppy pool without lifejackets. This is why they are useless unless worn

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A small bit of footage from last nights call out to an injured crew man off a Belgium trawler. ...

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