RNLI free ‘anchored’ yacht from unmarked lobster pot

Cowes RNLI

During Gaffers the Hong Kong Star fouled its propeller on unmarked lobster pot gear and needed assistance from the RNLI.

Monday, 5th June, 2017 12:20pm

By Richard Heming

Father and son towed to safety by the RNLI

Cowes RNLI

A father and son whose yacht was anchored in the seabed were helped by the Yarmouth RNLI at the weekend.

Monday, 3rd April, 2017 7:05am

By Richard Heming with one comment

Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat unable to save ‘condemned’ fishing boat

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The Yarmouth RNLI crew were unable to save a sinking fishging ship that is alleged to have been condemned by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) two years ago.

Sunday, 7th August, 2016 12:20pm

By Richard Heming with 6 readers' comments

Yarmouth RNLI lifeboat snatches yacht from near disaster (photos)

Dutch yacht

A broken rudder and violent seas resulted in a dramatic rescue for Yarmouth RNLI on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 12:57pm

By Richard Heming

Mackerel fishing trip cut short due to steering problems

Cowes RNLI

The 31ft boat, the Alaminta, was close to the Needles rocks when it experienced steering problems and was unable to manoeuvre

Monday, 1st August, 2016 2:01pm

By Richard Heming with 2 readers' comments

Yarmouth RNLI race to boat fire

Cowes RNLI

Yarmouth RNLI assisted a boat in the Solent which had reported a fire on board yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, 24th July, 2016 10:54am

By Richard Heming

Loss of Alchemist deeply felt by offshore racing fraternity

Alchemist sinking

The race commodore's yacht was lost to the sea on Saturday during Round the Island Race with crew rescued just seconds before the much-loved vessel sank just east of The Needles.

Monday, 4th July, 2016 8:38am

By Richard Heming with 3 readers' comments

Fog rescue drama for Yarmouth RNLI

Heavy fog

Apart from a minor injury to one of the lifeboat's crew men sustained during the rescue, there were no other injuries.

Monday, 6th June, 2016 2:38pm

By Richard Heming

Here’s how our brave RNLI volunteers helped save the day in 2015

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RNLI rescue figures reveal a busy 2015 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight volunteer lifeboat crews. Well done to you all, putting your lives at risk to save others in distress.

Thursday, 28th January, 2016 7:29am

By Richard Heming

Yarmouth RNLI assist yacht in distress during force 7 winds (video)

White Osbeat under tow

The rescue took place on Thursday last week off Hengistbury Head in Christchurch Bay north west of the Needles.

Monday, 14th December, 2015 10:08am

By Richard Heming

Dame Ellen MacArthur named as new Chairman for Yarmouth RNLI

Ellen MacArthur

Dave Kennett will continue to be involved as the Yarmouth RNLI Station President now Ellen MacArthur has agreed to take over as Chairman.

Tuesday, 8th December, 2015 3:11pm

By Richard Heming

Massive search for missing cruise liner passenger

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Yarmouth RNLI took part in a search eight miles of St Catherine's Point for the missing cruise liner passenger.

Monday, 12th October, 2015 7:00am

By Richard Heming