FISH SUPPER A GREAT SUCCESS

We had a fantastic time hosting our Fish Supper event at the Old Town Fryer. The crew served Fish & Chips to a packed out restaurant and guests were treated to signing from Now &...

HASTINGS ILB LAUNCHES TO REPORTS OF PEOPLE CUT OFF BY THE TIDE

Hastings ILB was requested to launch shortly after 1300hrs today to reports of people cut of by the tide under the cliffs at Rock-a-Nore, Hastings. The ILB and her volunteer crew...

HASTINGS ILB LAUNCHES TO REPORTS KITE SURFER IN DIFFICULTY

Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 11:18am to reports of a kite surfer in difficulty between Bexhill and Normans Bay. After launching into rough seas, the ILB and her...

HASTINGS ALB LAUNCHES TO ASSIST 8M YACHT

Hastings All-Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch Saturday morning to assist an 8 metre yacht with machinery failure 1.5 nautical miles SE of the station. Once on scene a tow...

Exercise Details:

Wednesday 18th October – Launch at 1800hrs and Recovery at 2000hrs

Sunday 29th October – Launch at 0900hrs and Recovery at 1100hrs

(Times are approximate and are subject to operational requirements)

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FISH SUPPER A GREAT SUCCESS

We had a fantastic time hosting our Fish Supper event at the Old Town Fryer. The crew served Fish & Chips to a packed out restaurant and guests were treated to signing from Now & Then, magic by Mairtin The Mentalist and we raised lots of money for the RNLI. A huge...

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HASTINGS ALB LAUNCHES TO ASSIST 8M YACHT

Hastings All-Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch Saturday morning to assist an 8 metre yacht with machinery failure 1.5 nautical miles SE of the station. Once on scene a tow with bridles was established. Casualty vessel was then towed to Sovereign Harbour,...

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Hastings RNLI Fish Supper 2017

Tickets now on sale for our Fabulous Fish Supper! Enjoy an evening of Fish & Chips served by the crew, Music by 'Now & Then', Magic by Mairtin The Mentalist, Silent Quiz and Raffle! Tickets are just £12 and all proceeds go to Hastings RNLI. Available from our Lifeboat...

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HASTINGS ILB LAUNCHES TO PERSON IN THE WATER

Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 1944hrs to reports of a person in the water at Hastings Pier. The ILB and her volunteer crew arrived on scene and immediately commenced a search of the area. With new information being supplied by Solent Coastguard, the person...

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HASTINGS ALB LAUNCHES TO BECALMED YACHT

Hastings ALB was requested to launch at 1847hrs this evening to assist a yacht which had become becalmed 6nm SE of the station. The Lifeboat and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and after transferring a crew member to the yacht to help, a tow was established...

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ILB LAUNCHES TO YACHT RUNNING LOW ON FUEL

Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 11:12 this morning to a yacht struggling against the weather and running low on fuel. In the shelter of Hastings Harbour the volunteer crew transferred 70 litres of fuel across and she was able to continue her passage safely...

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RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added 3 new photos.

A massive congratulations to #Hastings Lifeboat crew-member Simon Hodgson who received his 30 year RNLI Long Service Award tonight!

Members of the crew joined Simon in the Dolphin Inn to celebrate this massive achievement and raise a glass or several!
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Simon who is currently ALB crew and Tractor Driver at the station has many amazing memories from his time at Hastings including countless service calls, attending the Lewes floods in 2000 and receiving the Institutions ‘Thanks On Vellum’ for a service call in 2006 that saw him helm The Inshore Lifeboat in treacherous conditions to try and save the life of a swimmer.
Pictured is Area Lifesaving Manager Allan Head who presented him with the award and Lifeboat Operations Manager Peter Adams.
Huge congratulations Simon a massive achievement, from all at Hastings 😊

#ProudOfOurCrowd #Volunteers #OnCall247

Big thanks also to Mark and his staff at the Dolphin Inn for the buffet and their hospitality
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A massive congratulations to #Hastings Lifeboat crew-member Simon Hodgson who received his 30 year RNLI Long Service Award tonight!

Members of the crew joined Simon in the Dolphin Inn to celebrate this massive achievement and raise a glass or several! 
🍺 🍻 
Simon who is currently ALB crew and Tractor Driver at the station has many amazing memories from his time at Hastings including countless service calls, attending the Lewes floods in 2000 and receiving the Institutions ‘Thanks On Vellum’ for a service call in 2006 that saw him helm The Inshore Lifeboat in treacherous conditions to try and save the life of a swimmer. 
Pictured is Area Lifesaving Manager Allan Head who presented him with the award and Lifeboat Operations Manager Peter Adams. 
Huge congratulations Simon a massive achievement, from all at Hastings 😊

#ProudOfOurCrowd #Volunteers #OnCall247

Big thanks also to Mark and his staff at the Dolphin Inn for the buffet and their hospitality

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Paul A HodgsonCongratulations to the RNLI for finally getting Simon on Facebook. He always said it would never happen! Oh and well done bruv 😃

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Marcus J Lamb- BentleyCongratulations, And thanks too all lifeboat crews who go out in weathers and seas when nobody else can or will to rescue the helpless.

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Doris BrookesA massive WELL DONE Simon from Mel and Doris 👏👏👏👏👏

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Steve MartinAbsolutely brilliant Simon. All I can say is " roundy roundy knots". Well done mate from me and Mary

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Tom HydeCongratulations Simon an outstanding service to the community!

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RNLI Dungeness Lifeboat stationMany congratulations

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Julie MorleyCongratulations x

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Raymond FieldCONGRATS WELLDONE FROM BRADFORD

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Anne SinclairCongratulations

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Ann Twinercongratulationsxx

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Karen ClarkeCongratulations

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Richard HodgsonCongratulations

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Mary Garland👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥂🍾🎉🥇

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Chris CornfordCongratulations and best wishes to you and Tracey xx

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Bob KenwardCongratulations well done mate.

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Emma HodgsonOmg! Did he grow that beard to celebrate!! Maybe he's turning into a hipster? 😂

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A rescue by the Hastings Lifeboat RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station, #OnThisDay, 20th November 1984, resulted in RNLI awards being given in April the following year. The lifeboat was launched in heavy seas and a force nine gale just after 7.30pm to take a sick crewman off the container ship Bell Rover, seven miles off Hastings. During the rescue the Bell Rover crashed down onto the lifeboat, causing some damage, but, as the RNLI later said, ‘the skill, seamanship and determination of Coxswain Martin resulted in the safe evacuation and landing of the sick man.' This three-hour mission was carried out in appalling weather and hazardous sea conditions. For the Bell Rover rescue Joe Martin received the bronze medal, and medal service certificates were awarded to the rest of the crew: Doug White, Steve Martin, Steve Barrow, Charles Sharrod, Fred White, Robert Ball and Derek Ryder. The lifeboat's medical adviser Dr Adrian Head received a letter of thanks from the RNLI. The photograph shows The Fairlight, her crew and key helpers, in August, 1985. Left to right, standing: Coxswain Joe Martin, Arthur Keyte, Peter Thorpe, Graham Furness, Secretary Tony Hodgson, Dr Adrian Head, Second Coxswain Doug White, Steve Martin, Mick Barrow, Steve Barrow, Derek Ryder. Kneeling: Chris Cooper, Kirk Ronchetti, John Hamilton, Charlie Sharrod. Source: Scanned from my copy of Fishermen of Hastings by Steve Peak, 1985.

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Dave DaishJoe Martin was a lovely guy. I remember him fondly

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Glenda FlattAmazing team of men.

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Doris BrookesI remember it well, can name nearly all of them. Good times

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RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added an event.

Come and enjoy some festive fun at the Lifeboat station.
Tea, coffee and cakes. Cake stall, Tombola, book stall, bric a brac, jewellery stall.
Now & Then a cappella singers at 11.45
Hatings Old Town Ukulele Band at 12.30.
Winter Warmers Morris.
Visit our shop and look at the Lifeboat.
All money raised goes to help save lives at sea.
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RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station added a new photo.

Name. Simon
Age. 49 and a 1/2.
Occupation. Emergency care support worker.
Date Joined. 1987
Crew Position. AWB Crew/Tractor Driver

Why did you join?

One day I helped push the ILB afloat a couple of times and was asked if I'd be interested in joining the crew. It seemed like a good idea at the time so I agreed to give it a go.

Most memorable job:

That's a tough one as most jobs are memorable in their own way and you never forget your first job for personal reasons. But, as it was different from all the others for many reasons, it has to be attending Lewes floods in 2000. At the time we weren't trained for this scenario. It was all new to us and to see the damage the water had caused and the lives it had affected was quite overwhelming. When I joined I never thought I'd be navigating a lifeboat around a roundabout and trying to dodge submerged vehicles one day. That is one thing about lifeboating you can never be sure where you'll be or what you'll be up to next.

What is it like volunteering for the R.N.L.I.?

Challenging, fun, rewarding, scary, exhilarating I could go on and you can't beat that feeling you get when someone you've just helped out of a pickle says "thank you". You get to meet, train and work with a great bunch of people who become friends and colleagues you know you can rely on in a crisis. None of us can volunteer without the support of our families, so we also owe them a great deal after we dash off, usually at the most inopportune moment.

Interests:

Supporting Portsmouth FC, gardening, reading, photography, searching for the perfect single malt whisky, dog walking, listening to my ever expanding vinyl collection (mostly Depeche Mode), skiing, eating out (to stay chubbier than lifeguards).

Describe yourself/your life:

I'm just an ordinary bloke enjoying my life with family and friends. I have all the same ups and downs as everyone else, I just happen to be lucky enough to volunteer for the RNLI which means I get to do some extraordinary things now and again.

Favourite quote(s):

"Ridicule is nothing to be scared of" Adam Ant.
"Stressed spelt backwards is desserts" Puddles Pity Party.
" " Sooty.
"Play up Pompey, Pompey play up" Pompey fans worldwide.
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Name.               Simon
Age.                   49 and a 1/2.
Occupation.      Emergency care support worker.
Date Joined.     1987
Crew Position.  AWB Crew/Tractor Driver

Why did you join?

One day I helped push the ILB afloat a couple of times and was asked if Id be interested in joining the crew. It seemed like a good idea at the time so I agreed to give it a go. 

Most memorable job:

Thats a tough one as most jobs are memorable in their own way and you never forget your first job for personal reasons. But, as it was different from all the others for many reasons, it has to be attending Lewes floods in 2000. At the time we werent trained for this scenario. It was all new to us and to see the damage the water had caused and the lives it had affected was quite overwhelming. When I joined I never thought Id be navigating a lifeboat around a roundabout and trying to dodge submerged vehicles one day. That is one thing about lifeboating you can never be sure where youll be or what youll be up to next.

What is it like volunteering for the R.N.L.I.?

Challenging, fun, rewarding, scary, exhilarating I could go on and you cant beat that feeling you get when someone youve just helped out of a pickle says thank you. You get to meet, train and work with a great bunch of people who become friends and colleagues you know you can rely on in a crisis. None of us can volunteer without the support of our families, so we also owe them a great deal after we dash off, usually at the most inopportune moment. 

Interests:

Supporting Portsmouth FC, gardening, reading, photography, searching for the perfect single malt whisky, dog walking, listening to my ever expanding vinyl collection (mostly Depeche Mode), skiing, eating out (to stay chubbier than lifeguards).

Describe yourself/your life:

Im just an ordinary bloke enjoying my life with family and friends. I have all the same ups and downs as everyone else, I just happen to be lucky enough to volunteer for the RNLI which means I get to do some extraordinary things now and again.

Favourite quote(s):

Ridicule is nothing to be scared of Adam Ant.
Stressed spelt backwards is desserts Puddles Pity Party.
                                                                 Sooty.
Play up Pompey, Pompey play up Pompey fans worldwide.

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Lynda GoochNearly twins!!!!!!!

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#OutOnAShout 📟
Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 12:03 today to assist the Police in the search for a missing person who may have entered the water at Bexhill.
The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and were tasked to carry out a parallel track search up to 2 miles off between Galley Hill and Cooden Beach Hotel.
With Hastings Coastguard Rescue team, Bexhill Coastguard and Sussex Police searching from shore the teams were stood down at 13:30 with nothing found
ILB returned to Station
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Bud WhiteHiya, the gentleman was located inland later in the afternoon, uninjured and reunited with his family

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