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    ALL-WEATHER LIFEBOAT TASKED TO VESSEL WITH MACHINERY FAILURE

    Published on 28 May, 2017 in Callouts 2017

    Hastings ALB was requested to launch at 22:28 to a vessel with machinery failure close inshore at Bexhill. Once on scene it was apparent that the casualty was in very shallow water and at anchor. It was decided to put a on the vessel prior to raising it’s anchor to stop the vessel drifting any closer inshore. Once the tow was established and working in waters as shallow as 1 metre at Jenny’s Stool, the anchor was raised and the vessel was towed due south into deeper water where the tow was re-made and the towed to Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne. The ALB was then stood down and returned to station.

     
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    Mayday Welly Relay

    The RNLI iconic Yellow Welly arrives at Hastings Lifeboat Station.

    On Thursday 25th May 2017 the Mayday Welly Relay arrived at Hastings. The iconic Yellow Welly has been travelling round the South West, South and now the South East to engage with local communities and to raise money.

    The Yellow Welly was greeted by Steve, our station Coxswain/Mechanic, Volunteer Crew, Shop Staff and member of our Fundraising Committee. The Welly has now left the station for onward travel around the coast to it’s final location of Harwich.

     
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    Respect The Water Campaign

    RNLI launches its RESPECT THE WATER CAMPAIGN for 2017 season.

    Around 190 people accidentally die at the British and Irish coasts each year, with around half never intending to go into the water in the first place. 

    The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Respect the Water is a vital part of the RNLI’s work to have coastal drownings by 2024.

    How you can help

    Everyone can play a role in helping the RNLI prevent drowning.

    Look out for Respect the Water adverts in cinemas, on billboards and online and listen out for it on radio stations across the UK and Republic of Ireland this summer.

    Watch the film, share it with your mates, and use the hashtag #RespectTheWater on social media. 

    Remember there are two simple pieces of advice that can help save lives this summer – float to live and call 999.

    The more people are aware of this advice, the more chance everyone has of staying alive.

    More information can be found at http://www.respectthewater.com/

     
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    A busy period for our Volunteer ILB Crew

    Published on 26 May, 2017 in Uncategorized

    It’s been a busy week for our volunteer ILB crew who have been tasked to 3 separate incidents in the past 4 days.

     

    The first call came at 21:55 on Monday 22nd May 2017. The ILB was requested to launch after reports were received of a possible capsized vessel 1/4 mile south of Rock-a-Nore. The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and after thorough area search and speaking with a local fisherman aboard his vessel, with nothing untoward found, the ILB was released, stood down and returned to station. Incident classed as a false alarm with good intent. Also in attendance Sussex Police and Hastings Coastguard Rescue Team.

    The ILB was again called on Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 16:16 to a report of a possible kayaker in difficulty 1 mile south of St. Leonards-on-Sea. The ILB launched and was on scene a short time later. What was thought to have been a kayaker, was actually a bunch of partially submerged balloons. The ILB recovered the items and returned to station. Incident classed as a false alarm with good intent.

    Our crew was again paged to launch the ILB at 20:35 0n Thursday 25th May 2017 after reports of a small boat drifting south of St. Leonards-on-Sea. Hastings Coastguard Rescue Team had the vessel visual, but were unable to verify if anyone was on board. Once on scene, the ILB crew found the vessel in a poor condition and was thought to have been set adrift. The vessel was taken ashore by the ILB crew and passed into the care of the Coastguard team to recover to a place of safety. The ILB was then released from the incident and returned to station.

     
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    NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!!

    Published on 16 May, 2017 in Uncategorized

    Please bear with us whilst we update and modify our website.

    We will have new, easy to navigate and very informative pages and links coming over the next few weeks.

    In the meantime, to keep up to date with shouts, exercises and any other station info, please keep an eye out on Twitter @hastingsrnli or Facebook @RNLIHastingslifeboatstation.

     
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    NEWS

    Published on 8 May, 2017 in Latest news

    #outonashout
    Hastings ALB was requested to launch at
    22:28 last night for a motor boat with machinery failure close inshore at Bexhill.
    Once on scene it was apparent that the casualty was in very shallow water and at anchor so a tow was established prior to raising it's anchor to stop the vessel drifting any closer inshore. Once the anchor was raised and working in only 1 metres depth of water, the vessel was taken to deeper water, the tow re-made and the vessel was taken safely to Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.
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Hastings ALB was requested to launch at 
22:28 last night for a motor boat with machinery failure close inshore at Bexhill. 
Once on scene it was apparent that the casualty was in very shallow water and at anchor so a tow was established prior to raising its anchor to stop the vessel drifting any closer inshore. Once the anchor was raised and working in only 1 metres depth of water, the vessel was taken to deeper water, the tow re-made and the vessel was taken safely to Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.

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    Sue Goddardwell done.xx

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    Kevin BurrowsVery well done to the rnli hastings lifeboat crew.........

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 4 new photos.

    #outonashout
    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 20:35 last night to reports of a small boat drifting off St Leonard's. Hastings Coastguard Rescue team had the vessel visual from the shore but were unable to verify if anyone was on board.
    Once on scene the ILB crew found the boat in poor condition and it looked like it had been set adrift! It was taken ashore to awaiting Coastguards and the ILB returned to station.
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Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 20:35 last night to reports of a small boat drifting off St Leonards. Hastings Coastguard Rescue team had the vessel visual from the shore but were unable to verify if anyone was on board.
Once on scene the ILB crew found the boat in poor condition and it looked like it had been set adrift! It was taken ashore to awaiting Coastguards and the ILB returned to station.

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 12 new photos — with Audrey Dickens and Sarah Fondyke.

    The well travelled Yellow Welly made it to Hastings today!
    #maydayeveryday RNLI
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    The well travelled Yellow Welly made it to Hastings today!
#maydayeveryday RNLI

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    Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 16:16 today for a Kayaker thought to be in trouble 1 mile south of St Leonard's.
    The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene but what was thought to be a Kayak actually turned out to be a bunch of balloons 🎈🎈🎈
    Given as 'false alarm with good intent'
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    Rebecca LewisThank goodness a false alarm, well done Hastings ILB⭐️

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    Kevin BurrowsWell done to the rnli hastings lifeboat crew.........

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    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added an event.

    Watch both of Hastings Lifeboats launch on their fortnightly exercise?
    Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations)
    Best view from Harbour Arm!
    Come down and see what we do 🙂
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    Exercise Launch!

    May 31, 2017, 6:00pm

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station

    Watch both of Hastings Lifeboats launch on their fortnightly exercise? Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations) Best view from Harbour Arm! Come down and see what we do 🙂

    Exercise Launch!

    RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station shared Bexhill College's photo.

    Glad you all enjoyed your visit! 🙂
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    Last Friday, seven Public Services Extended Diploma Year 1 students visited the RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station 🚤 The trip included a talk about the RNLI, which tied in perfectly with their course, followed by a tour 💬 Students thoroughly enjoyed the trip, with several now considering joining the #RNLI 🌊 #publicservices #lifeboats #BTEC

    Glad you all enjoyed your visit! 🙂
     
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    EASTER EVENT A CRACKING SUCCESS!

    Published on 16 April, 2017 in Uncategorized

    Wow, we made a massive £770.65 at our Easter Event yesterday!

    A big thank you to everyone that came down to support us, who made cakes and donated raffle prizes! And a huge thank you to our volunteers who made it happen

     
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    NEXT EXERCISE

    Published on 17 April, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Wednesday 29th April, Launch 1800, Recover 2000 (Subject to operations).  Best view from Harbour Arm

     
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    EVENTS AT HASTINGS LIFEBOAT STATION

    Published on 17 April, 2015 in Uncategorized

    Future Events at Hastings Lifeboat Station!

    * 4th May 10am-4pm REFRESHMENTS AT THE LIFEBOAT STATION
    Its the Hastings Traditional ‘Jack in the Green’ Event on the 4th of May and is also a day when thousands of motorcyclists descend on the town forming part of the ‘May Day Run’. The atmosphere in Town is amazing and is one of the biggest events of the year. The Lifeboat Station will be serving Tea, Coffee and Refreshments to Morris Dancers, Motorcyclists, Locals and Visitors alike between 10am & 4pm.The shop is open for all your RNLI gifts and the Station is open to view the Lifeboat and equipment (viewing Platform and interactive displays). Pop in and say hi? 🙂

    * 16th June 7:30pm SOCIETY QUIZ.  Come along to our fantastic quiz? Teams of 4, only £2pp. Raffle! At: East Hastings Sea Angling Association, The Stade, Old Town

    * 17th June 7:30pm BLESSING OF THE SEA.  This is a traditional ceremony where the Lifeboats, local fishing fleet and boats from Hastings, along with all that go to Sea are blessed and those that have lost their lives at sea are remembered.  Reverends from our Local Parrish lead the blessing from the stern of the Lifeboat and will be joined by Lifeboat Crew, Launchers and Volunteers from the Station.  Readings, Hymns and music from Sussex Brass.  All Welcome! Come along and join in?

    Please see our Facebook Pages for more details on our events https://www.facebook.com/Hastingslifeboat/events

     
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    SPRING FLING EVENT A CRACKING SUCCESS

    Published on 17 April, 2015 in Uncategorized

    An amazing £441 was raised at our Spring Fling on the 4th April!
    Many people attended throughout the day contributing to its success.

    Along with selling Tea, Coffee and Cakes we had Shanty Singers,  singing from ‘Now & Then’ A Capella Group, an Easter Bonnet parade and Best Decorated Egg Competition

    A massive thank you to all the Lifeboat volunteers who helped make the day such a success including the Society, crew and launchers, the Easter Bunny, the singers and to everyone who turned up to support us.  It was a great day

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