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    Sunday 8th February 2015, Launch 0900, Recover 1100 (Subject to Operations)
    Shop Opening Times (Winter) 1100-1500

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    FullSizeRender-4Crew and launchers from Hastings Lifeboat gathered at the Azur Restaurant in Hastings last night for their annual Dinner, Casino Night & Awards.
    Our Head Launcher John Scollay won the raffle in which he won a hamper of wine and food. £100 was raised and the money will be donated to Johns chosen charity which was Macmillan Cancer Support.
    A massive thank you to the Azur for hosting our event and for presenting the Station with a donation of £100 and giving away a free meal to one lucky member of the crew.
    A great night was had by all with several awards being presented to the crew including the Golden Chunder Bucket for the best hurl and a broken light mast.

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    Scalliwags Reunion in aid of Hastings Lifeboat

    ‘Scalliwags 40 year Reunion’ 
    Tickets available from Seconds Away, Kings Road, St Leonards

    If you remember Scalliwags Nightclub and want to support this amazing event, please join their FB page and make an enquiry https://www.facebook.com/events/790639240975102/?fref=ts


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    Hastings Crew-member completes Radio course in Poole

    A massive well done to one of our crew members Chris who has successfully completed the RNLIs Long Range Radio Certificate (LRC) at the RNLI Lifeboat College.
    The LRC is a GMDSS qualification and qualifies the operator to use VHF, MF, HF and DSC (Digital Selective Calling) equipment. The course also covers Inmarsat, Navtex (Maritime Safety Information Broadcasts), Portable radio equipment, EPIRBS and SARTs
    Well done Chris



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    A massive attendance at the first Hastings RNLI Emergency Services Day

    The first ever Hastings RNLI Emergency Services Day took place on the 14th September 2014 and the event attracted record crowds.Instead of our usual Station Open Day, the crew decided this year they wanted to organise a community event for local emergency services and volunteer organisations so the public could find out about the essential work they do and talk about the important part they play in the event of an emergency.

    This event was organised by a small group of volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew and was a massive success.The event which took months of planning by our crew welcomed over 20 different services and organisations to the lifeboat station and Hastings Old Town and with them the public arrived in their hoards, all coming to see the services and hear about the work they do.

    Hundreds of people visited the station, looked over the boats and chatted with the crews and volunteers and our RNLI shop took the most money ever taken in one day!

    For more photos please see our Facebook album https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.718790274835506.1073741833.205661302815075&type=1

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    Rescue volunteers from across nine European nations recently participated in the 3rd Lifeboat Crew Exchange Programme organised by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (MRF).

    Our Coxswain Steve spent a week in Germany at the end of September and together the participants shared experiences and knowledge aiming to improve Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) responses and help to prevent loss of life in Europe’s waters.

    The volunteer crews involved, collectively commit thousands of hours of their time every year to serving their communities to keep those going out on the water safe.

    The 7 intensive days were spent with their counterparts from the other rescue organisations on the exchange and provided a perfect platform to share their experiences, knowledge and best practice in Maritime SAR matters.

    The Crew Exchange comprised of simulated search and rescue exercises, as well as training modules from the host organisation in areas such as first aid, navigation, off road driving, crisis management, leadership and maritime English.

    The 63 participants also experienced day and night time exercises including towing, navigating, man overboard recovery, sea survival training, lifeguard training, recovering boats and helicopter transfers. Steve is spent a week in Germany along with other representatives of the IMRF including The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden & France

    See our Facebook pages for more photos www.facebook.com/hastingslifeboat steve steve1 steve2 steve3 steve5 steve6

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    Published on August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

    A massive well done to Murray Greenhill of our volunteer crew members who has just returned from the RNLI Lifeboat College after completing the Trainee Crew Course
    The week long course teaches new crew Sea Survival, Firefighting, Capsize training, Seamanship and basic Boat Handling skills.
    Murray is a crew member on board the D-Class and All Weather Lifeboat here at Hastings.



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    Published on August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

    All Weather Lifeboats from Hastings and Newhaven joined lifeboats from Eastbourne on Wednesday afternoon after a fire started on Eastbourne Pier.  The pier which was packed with visitors on a sunny afternoon was swiftly evacuated with no reports of any injuries, however the fire took hold and was soon burning out of control.

    Lifeboat crews assisted East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service in tackling the fire from the sea and after several hours the fire was contained to the shoreward end.  The fire was eventually put out with the majority of the pier being saved.

    A massive team effort by all emergency services and organisations involved!

    Pictured L-R RNLI Eastbourne’s Tamar Class Lifeboat, Newhaven’s Severn and the Mersey from Hastings. Courtesy of Mark Allen on Twitter @Allen1Mark ©

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    Local Coxswains running for charity in the British London 10k!

    Published on July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

    A massive well done to three Lifeboat coxswains who ran The British 10k London Run yesterday (13th July 2014)!

    Martin (Deputy 2nd Coxswain at Hastings & Fleet Staff Coxswain for the RNLI), Sloane (Deputy 2nd Coxswain at Hastings) and Lee Firman, Fleet Staff Coxswain for the RNLI were all running for Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and have raised over £500 so far for the charity.



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    Published on June 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

    Congratulations to our crew!

    Over the past few months a number of volunteer station personnel have been working hard towards different roles.









    On two recent occasions management staff from the RNLI attended the station and put the crew through their paces.  Pete Sharrod, Phil Jones and Billy Sutton were all recently assessed by Allen Head, Divisional Operations Manager who passed them all out as D-Class Helmsman.  Allan assessed their skills in command & leadership, search & navigation and boat handling.

    A big well done also goes to our launcher Claire who was also officially passed out as a Tractor Driver.  Claire was assessed by Rob our RNLI Divisional Technical Manager who watched her carry out a number of manoeuvring & technical skills & in launching & recovering our ALB.

    To achieve these goals all of these volunteers have put in an extraordinary amount of time and effort into their training.  Well done guys!

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