Isle of Wight MP calls for more support for independent lifeboats

Crew from Freshwater Lifeboat going out on the water

Bob Seely suggested reintroducing the rescue boat grant fund or providing funding for the protective equipment that both the independent and the RNLI lifeboats have had to buy

Thursday, 15th October, 2020 12:10pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 2 readers' comments

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

Late night coastal walk leads to rescue

People being rescued by Cowes RNLI

The young people were rescued after midnight. Attending were Cowes RNLI, Needles and Ventnor coastguards and an ambulance

Monday, 3rd August, 2020 8:03am

By Sally Perry

Rescue underway for dolphin stuck in mud on Western Yar (Photos – updated)

Dolphin being rescued

The rescue operation has involved Ventnor Coastguard, Yarmouth RNLI and British Divers Marine Life Rescue. The police and ambulance service are also on the scene. Details within

Sunday, 26th July, 2020 1:56pm

By Sally Perry

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

Three cheers for emergency services and all those who kept the Island moving during Storm Ciara (including Island Roads)

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team

Thank you to all the teams who carried out rescues or made the Isle of Wight safe for residents yesterday. You are very much appreciated

Monday, 10th February, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

RNLI crew member left 40th birthday party to respond to boat in trouble

lymington helm leaves his 40th birthday party to answer pager

Coming over from Lymington to a report of a boat run aground at Newtown Creek, this RNLI crew member left his own 40th birthday party to help others

Tuesday, 21st January, 2020 7:37am

By Suzanne Brown

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