Category: Callouts 2018

Lifeboat rescues six from shipping lanes

Eastbourne all weather lifeboat was tasked on Saturday afternoon to rescue six deep sea anglers 18 miles from harbour when their vessel suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure.   The 28ft vessel based in Sovereign Harbour was 18 miles south of Eastbourne with six people on board when it lost all propulsion. It’s position in the busy shipping lanes of the Dover Strait make it vulnerable to collision from commercial traffic which constantly traverses the area. In less than an hour the volunteer lifeboat crew had assembled and were on scene where a towline was attached to the stricken vessel and...

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Eastbourne Lifeboat rescues 120 tonne vessel

The volunteer crew of Eastbourne lifeboat were paged at 1.30pm on Friday to assist the largest vessel in the local commercial fishing fleet which had lost all power when its propeller became obstructed.  The 120 tonne Royal Sovereign was working six miles offshore when ropes became entangled around the propeller of the single engine anchoring the vessel to the seabed. Unable to manoeuvre or clear the obstruction the crew had no option but to request assistance. The Royal Sovereign’s sister ship Beachy Head which was also working in the area came to assist and managed to cut Royal Sovereign...

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Eastbourne Lifeboat in mid channel rescue

Eastbourne and Dungeness lifeboats were involved in a multi-agency rescue yesterday when an open rib with nine people on board was reported as being in difficulties 26 miles east of Sovereign Harbour.  Earlier in the day, Dungeness and Dover lifeboats, along with coastguard rescue helicopter 163 were tasked to search for the rib in the busy shipping lanes of the English Channel. Once located, the casualties who had been adrift all night in severe weather conditions were in need of urgent medical assessment so to avoid delay in towing the rib back to harbour it was decided to task...

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09:00 Table Desplay at Arndale Centre @ Arndale Shopping Centre
Table Desplay at Arndale Centre @ Arndale Shopping Centre
Apr 27 @ 09:00 – 17:00
Title                       Table Display Date                      Friday, 27th April 2018 Time                      9.00hrs – 17.00 Venue                  Arndale Centre Description Members will have a table outside Sainsbury’s in the Arndale Centre.  There will be display material and a collection[...]
10:00 Members Meeting @ Langham Hotel
Members Meeting @ Langham Hotel
May 11 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Title                       Speaker – Brian Freeland – “River Charente” Date                      Friday, 11th May 2018 Time                      10 for 10.30am Venue                  Langham Hotel Cost       £2 for Members, £3 for their guests and £5 for visitors Description Members meeting[...]
11:00 Yellow Welly Relay @ RNLI Shop
Yellow Welly Relay @ RNLI Shop
May 16 @ 11:00 – 14:00
Title                       Yellow Welly Relay Date                      Wednesday, 16th May 2018 Time                      11.00hrs Venue                  RNLI Shop/Museum In May, the RNLI hold various fundraising events to raise money for crew equipment.  This includes wellies, waterproof clothing and helmets[...]

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It's been a busy afternoon for our volunteer crew today. Saturday 21st April. The Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch to reports of a kite surfer possibly in trouble off of Cooden. Then once back at station the Inshore Lifeboat was launched to a female who had fallen into the sea from the cliff at cow gap steps once on scene the volunteer crew gave casualty care and transported the female to Holywell into the care of a waiting ambulance. When released from Holywell and whilst returning to station our volunteer crew were diverted to assist a Kayaker back to shore. ...

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RNLI Eastbourne shared RNLI's Lifeguarded beaches. ...

Planning to head to the beach for some fun? Why not head to a lifeguarded one? Our lifeguards can offer advice about hazards including rip currents, so always follow their advice and swim between the red and yellow flags. Check out this link to find our lifeguarded beaches:

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Happy 30th birthday to Dean Parker , Dean is a volunteer All Weather Lifeboat crewman and Inshore Lifeboat Helmsman here at Eastbourne RNLI. Have a great day mate from us all. 😊🎂 ...

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