Category: History in the making

Stephen Lloyd MP visits our station

Eastbourne lifeboats were pleased to welcome local MP Stephen Lloyd to the station yesterday to meet the crew and tour our all-weather lifeboat Diamond Jubilee.  Stephen met Coxswain Mark Sawyer and his volunteer crew and then joined them on a training exercise to Birling Gap. Mr Lloyd later said, “It was an absolute pleasure to go out with Eastbourne RNLI on Sunday. The boat really is absolutely stunning and with 39 calls outs already this year (including the inshore lifeboat this figure is 103), it needs to be!” He added: Thank you coxswain Mark and all the team for...

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Eastbourne lifeboat searches for windsurfer

Following several 999 calls to HM Coastguard on Tuesday evening (12 Sept) Eastbourne lifeboats were requested to launch to investigate an object, possibly a person, in the water off Langney Point.  With gale force winds forecast by the Met. Office it was decided to launch Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat to investigate. The volunteer crew along with local coastguards conducted a thorough search of the area with nothing found. Having later been informed the object was seen moving against the tide it was assumed to be one of the seals which have taken up residence in Sovereign Harbour. Whilst returning to...

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ILB Returns Home

Inshore lifeboat Laurence and Percy Hobbs returned to station today after her refit at RNLI HQ. After transferring equipment from the relief boat she was returned to service at...

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Cold water shock for Eastbourne Pier jumper

Wedding celebrations for lifeboat Coxswain Mark Sawyer were briefly interrupted on Saturday afternoon when the volunteer crew were paged following reports that one of a group of revellers had got into difficulties after jumping from Eastbourne Pier Shortly after 2pm (Sat 25th June) the volunteer crew of Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched to assist a young man who had jumped from the pier and then clambered up the support structure to escape the cold water. Local lifeguards who witnessed the incident were on scene but were unable to persuade the individual to re-enter the water in order to be...

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30 year service award for Lifeboat crewman

Keith (‘Spud’) Murphy, crewman aboard Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats, has been awarded a commemorative badge to mark 30 years continuous service Keith first joined the Eastbourne lifeboat crew in 1984 and helped with the launching of the ‘Rother’ class all weather lifeboat ‘Duke of Kent’ from the beach at Fisherman’s Green. Since then he has been a crewman aboard all subsequent inshore and all-weather lifeboats associated with Eastbourne RNLI, up to the current state of the art ‘Tamar’ class all weather boat ‘Diamond Jubilee’. Keith stood down from active service at the end of 2013 but remains a shore helper at the Sovereign Harbour lifeboat...

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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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