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

RNLI embroidered logo

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

Emergency crews valiantly fight fierce boat fire

East Cowes boat fire - photos from RNLI

Firefighters, coastguards and crew from the Cowes RNLI station worked hard in the early hours of Monday to fight a boat fire in Cowes.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 7:56am

By George Chastney

Approval sought for new permanent position for lifeguard hut

lifeguard hut sandown

The RNLI are seeking to move the lifeguard station on Sandown Beach and place it in a permanent position to save costs of removing and returning it each year.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 4:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Moon’s influence was undoing of yacht sailing in the Beaulieu River

rnli lifeboat

The yacht, with five people aboard, had gone hard aground at the entrance of Beaulieu River when, thanks the gravitational pull of the moon, there was an exceptionally low tide.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 8:42am

By George Chastney with 2 readers' comments

High Sheriff presents Lifeboat Awards at Cowes RNLI Station

Volunteers receiving Lifeboat awards at Cowes RNLI

Isle of Wight High Sheriff, Gioia Minghella-Giddens presented awards celebrating the commitment of volunteers at the Cowes RNLI Station last weekend.

Monday, 11th February, 2019 12:26pm

By George Chastney

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual get together

Lifeboat Get together 2019

As well as the Bembridge and Cowes lifeboats, the marina line-up included craft from Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Calshot, Lymington, Gosport and Ryde and members of the Freshwater and Sandown stations arrived by road.

Sunday, 20th January, 2019 11:08am

By George Chastney

RNLI Chairman is filming on the Isle of Wight

Stuart Popham QC

The Chair of the RNLI is on the Isle of Wight today. He chose an Island lifeboat station out of the 238 station across the country.

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018 12:07pm

By Sally Perry

First Isle of Wight oil spill exercise hailed a success

Beach training

Run in conjunction with Bembridge Harbour Authority, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) beach supervisors training course was the first of its kind on the Island.

Monday, 19th November, 2018 3:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

Damaged yacht towed back to shore by Cowes RNLI


After the yacht became entangled in a marker buoy, and because of strong west-going tide, Cowes RNLI was tasked with towing the yacht back to shore.

Sunday, 28th October, 2018 8:06am

By George Chastney