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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A couple of great shots sent in courtesy of Gordon Barnes of both our lifeboats during Airbourne. ...

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Congratulations to Dean Parker a volunteer crew member on our All Weather Lifeboat and Inshore Lifeboat here at Eastbourne RNLI. He had his D Class Inshore Lifeboat Helmsman assessment today and really happy to announce that he passed and is now a qualified Inshore Lifeboat Helmsman. Well done Dean really proud for you. ...

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Massive thanks and respect to our volunteer crew over the next four days who have taken holidays and unpaid leave from their jobs so that they can give their time crewing both the Eastbourne Lifeboats as part of the safety cover during the show. ...

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The All Weather Lifeboat "Diamond Jubilee" is now returning back to Sovereign Harbour. The missing person has been found safe by local Coastguards . ...

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Eastbourne All Weather Lifeboat has launched on service , our volunteer crews pagers went off at 7.30 this morning. ...

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