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

Isle of Wight RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre providing a vital service nationally

The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Centre (ILC) in Cowes.

A whopping 50 inshore lifeboats are built at the Inshore Lifeboat Centre in East Cowes every year by the team of 70 highly skilled people. Make a trip to the new Visitor and Heritage Centre to find out more.

Monday, 22nd October, 2018 2:49pm

By George Chastney

Heartfelt ‘Thank You’ visit for Cowes Lifeboat Station

Image: L-R Myles Hussey, Anne-Marie Cameron-Wallace, Mark Harker, Jack Cameron-Wallace, and Mark Crook – with Piers Tyler kneeling

Assistant Harbour Master at Newtown says he owes his life to all those who quickly and expertly came to his aid.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 3:02pm

By George Chastney

Man overboard now becomes missing person case (updated)

Launch preventer Hants Marine Police

RNLI and Coastguard crews have been stood down following reports of a man jumping overboard the Wightlink ferry this morning.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 3:28pm

By Sally Perry

Solent search for person overboard from Isle of Wight ferry (update 2)

RNLI embroidered logo

Several boats are involved in the search for a person who jumped overboard the Portsmouth to Isle of Wight ferry.

Wednesday, 29th August, 2018 11:46am

By Sally Perry with one comment

RNLI rescue after shipping lane break down

Lifeboat and Aurora 19Aug18

The speedboat lost power in a Solent shipping lane, being used by several cruise liners outward bound on Sundays from Southampton.

Monday, 20th August, 2018 7:19am

By George Chastney