Cowes RNLI carry out their 600th shout since 2008

Cowes RNLI

Cowes RNLI were called out to two shouts last night during their weekly crew meeting - reaching their 600th call since the charity began operations in 2008

Friday, 18th September, 2020 2:26pm

By George Chastney

Grounded yacht and ‘three-some’ anglers rescued by Cowes RNLI (video)

Yacht being towed by RNLI

A rudder damaged by rocks at Old Castle Point, and a failed water pump on another yacht, led to two rescues by Cowes RNLI over the bank holiday weekend

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 8:00am

By George Chastney

Yacht with steering problems leads to Cowes Lifeboat call-out

Cowes lifeboat with yacht that had steering problems

The yacht, with two men and a woman on board, had sailed in strong winds from Hamble Point

Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 7:58am

By George Chastney

Unconscious woman pulled from sea at ferry port

RNLI embroidered logo

Callouts at two ferry ports led to a woman being pulled unconscious from the sea

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 7:50am

By George Chastney

Missing jet-skier leads to one of most comprehensive searches of Solent for years

rnli lifeboat

At various times the search involved five lifeboats – both RNLI and independent – six coastguard teams, two police launches, a helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 1:58pm

By George Chastney with one comment

Kayaker helps jet-skier in trouble, resulting in Cowes RNLI having to rescue both of them

unmanned Jet Ski

The jet-skier is described as waving for help, only for people on another boat just to wave back to him

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 8:18am

By George Chastney

Cowes lifeboat called out to ‘possibly violent man’ in the sea

RNLI embroidered logo

The Cowes RNLI Crew were called out early this morning to reports of a possibly violent young man in the sea

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:55am

By George Chastney

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual crew lunch

Lifeboat Get together 2020

Leading the way into the Royal Yacht Squadron's marina was the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Bembridge – to be followed by a number of RNLI and independent inshore lifeboats

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:05am

By George Chastney

Expectant Isle of Wight mothers helped to stop smoking

Maternity stop smoking help

The Friends of St Mary’s Hospital have invested over £3,500 on 20 micro-smokerlyzers to help encourage smoke-free pregnancies

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 8:01am

By George Chastney with one comment

Double boost for Isle of Wight Breast Screening Unit

staff with trolley

The Friends of St Mary's Hopsital provided not one, but two boosts for the Breast Screening Unit

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 7:07am

By George Chastney

Sinking yacht sparks major Solent emergency

Sinking Swiss Yacht

The yacht had been on passage from Portsmouth to Cowes when the incident occurred

Monday, 11th November, 2019 4:02pm

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight ‘Swim Safe’ project benefits well over 1,000 children

Robin Emsworth presents excellence awards to Colin and Helen Wilkinson.

The success of the Swim Safe project was just one initiative highlighted at the RNLI's Isle of Wight AGM last week

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:08am

By George Chastney