Category: Community Lifesaving

Engine failure rescues for Eastbourne Lifeboat

The current spate of rescues due to engine failure continues for the volunteer crew of Eastbourne lifeboat. Over the weekend Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was requested by HM Coastguard to assist with three vessels that had suffered some form of mechanical failure. During last week the ALB responded to two other calls for assistance from boats with engine failure. With the volunteer crew entering what is traditionally their busiest period Terry Colbran, Eastbourne Lifeboat Community Safety Officer, has urged all boaters to ensure their vessel is adequately maintained and to remember the RNLI’s top tips before going to sea, namely...

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Mayday Lifeboat Open Day

Image: Eastbourne All-weather Lifeboat Eastbourne’s Lifeboat Diamond Jubilee will be alongside the Waterfront at Sovereign Harbour on Sunday 1st May from 11.00 to 16.00hrs. If you are considering joining us or just want to find out what we do it’s a unique opportunity to meet the team and enjoy a conducted tour of our Tamar class lifeboat by a member of the crew. Our community safety team will also be on hand to offer free advice and guidance on the latest RNLI Respect the Water campaign. Souvenirs will be available to purchase from our fundraising...

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Radio training for Eastbourne boaters

As part of the RNLI’s community lifesaving initiative a basic VHF radio training session was held on Saturday for Sovereign Harbour berth holders Organised by the Sovereign Harbour Bertholders Association and presented by lifeboat Coxswain Mark Sawyer and volunteer crewman Guy Emery, this was the second session to be held, the first being oversubscribed due to its popularity. The session gave boaters basic knowledge on how to operate their radio equipment for routine traffic and also what they should do in the event of an emergency at sea, all in a private and stress free...

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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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