Category: Callouts 2016

Person cut off by tide

Both boats were diverted from Sunday morning’s crew training exercises to search for a person or persons reported to be cut off by the rising tide between Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, Coastguard rescue helicopter 163 was also tasked by Solent Coastguard. The helicopter lifted one person from the beach whilst the lifeboats conducted a comprehensive search of the shoreline. With no other casualty found both boats returned to their...

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Distressed yachtsmen rescued by Eastbourne Lifeboat

Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat launched late last night in response to a distress call from the crew of a passing yacht which was drifting dangerously close to the busy shipping lanes in the Dover Straits. Whilst 10 miles offshore the four person crew aboard their Dutch registered 45ft yacht became anxious when the wind dropped and the engine of their vessel became seriously overheated and had to be shut down. Drifting perilously close to the busy shipping lanes they were conscious of the danger they were in from large ships passing at speed in the darkness. In desperation they contacted...

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Local firms giant leap for Eastbourne Lifeboats

  Local sheet metal fabricators Airtrace have been busy raising funds for Eastbourne Lifeboats culminating in two of its directors jumping out of an aircraft at 10,000 feet.   Directors, Linda Warwick and Jason Pearson actually did the skydiving stunt over Headcorn, ably assisted by their partners Tony and Tracy with sponsorship of £1190 coming from work colleagues, friends and family. Jason says he is now hooked and is determined to get the required qualifications to be able to go solo. Meanwhile Tracy and Tony have yet to be convinced that jumping out of a perfectly serviceable aircraft is a...

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Disabled yacht rescued by Eastbourne Lifeboat

A lone sailor got into difficulties on Monday evening when his 10 metre yacht suffered an engine failure and was drifting helplessly in the wind and tide  The yachtsman had set out earlier in the day with the intention of returning to his home port of Newhaven but an engine failure shortly after leaving Eastbourne forced a change of plan. With insufficient wind to make headway and having spent two hours attempting to rectify the engine problem, he called Dover Coastguard for assistance. Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm and located the stricken yacht 4 miles South-West of...

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Eastbourne Lifeboats in action over the weekend

The volunteer crew of both Eastbourne Lifeboats were kept busy over the weekend with two callouts, a long tow back to safety and keeping a watchful eye on competitors taking part in an open water swimming event.  On Saturday morning a 44ft yacht with four people on board reported an engine failure whilst attempting to enter Sovereign Harbour. Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat (ALB) launched to assist and towed the casualty into the marina locks. On Sunday morning the crew had just completed their training exercise when a real emergency call was received via Dover Coastguard. A 26ft angling vessel with...

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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[...]
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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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