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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Upcoming Events

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09:00 Collection at Railway Station @ Eastbourne railway station
Collection at Railway Station @ Eastbourne railway station
Apr 10 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Eastbourne Railway Station concourse and outside on Ashford Road Volunteers will be collecting with buckets in this area to raise funds for our Eastbourne Lifeboats.
10:00 Quirky Sussex – Kevin Gordon @ Langham Hotel
Quirky Sussex – Kevin Gordon @ Langham Hotel
Apr 13 @ 10:00 – 12:00
£2 for Members, £3 for their guests and £5 for visitors Members meeting but open to guest and visitors. Kevin Gordon is a local historian with a lifelong interest in the history of Sussex.  He[...]

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Pictures from Sunday mornings training exercise. Pictures courtesy of Ryan Needham. ...

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Our All Weather Lifeboat and her volunteer crew are currently out on a shout. Monday 12th March 09.45 hrs. ...

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