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

Tangled spinnaker leads to man overboard

RNLI embroidered logo

The yacht had tipped flat onto the sea when a crew member climbed the mast to try to free the recalcitrant sail, resulting in him crashing into the water.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 7:57am

By George Chastney

Teen’s legs crushed in two-boat collision

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At least one of the teenager's legs is thought to fractured from the incident while his legs were dangling over the side of the yacht.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 8:12am

By George Chastney

RNLI launches £52,000 appeal to fund new lifeboat for Portsmouth

Portsmouth D-class inshore lifeboat Brian's Pride D-716 at sea during a training exercise. Shot for Portsmouth D-class fundraising appeal 2019.

The new lifeboat will be built on the Isle of Wight and there are hopes the local community will get behind this appeal.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 5:10pm

By Paul Dunt

Large rise in numbers of St Helens and Bembridge fort walkers: Photos and rescue details

st helens fort walk

RNLI estimate 4,500 people took part in the Fort Walk at the weekend, with one rescue of a father and sons.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 3:03pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Fort Walk: 2019 dates revealed along with safety information

St helens fort walk

Take note of the safety advice before attempting the St Helens and Bembridge Fort Walk later this week. OnTheWight has tips from the RNLI.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 5:59pm

By Sally Perry

Cowes RNLI Lifeboat called after crew member breaks arm

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The emergency involved a crew member who had suffered a broken arm aboard a yacht.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 4:24pm

By George Chastney

Damaged and waterlogged speedboat towed to safety by lifeboat

Speedboat being towed

The small open craft had not only lost its steering, but also was filling with water.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:56am

By George Chastney

Cowes RNLI and Ventnor Coastguard assist unwell woman on board broken down boat

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The Cowes RNLI crew assisted an incident on Thursday evening when a woman fell unwell on board a boat with a broken engine.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:29am

By George Chastney

2018 national coastal death figures show that half entered the water unexpectedly

Man saved from River Dart backs RNLI's float to live campaign in the South West | RNLI

We all have a role to play in safety education to help save lives. RNLI is urging the public to follow potentially lifesaving advice if they find themselves in trouble after falling into cold water.

Thursday, 30th May, 2019 6:28am

By Paul Dunt

Don’t miss RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat Centre Open Day this Sunday

The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre (ILC) in Cowes.

There'll be lots to see and do this Sunday at the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre Open Day.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 4:17pm

By Sally Perry