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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Dec
21
Thu
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[...]
Jan
12
Fri
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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RNLI SHOP & MUSEUM
Western Lawns Eastbourne

WINTER OPENING TIMES
Open every day from 10.00 until 16.00

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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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