Monday, 26 August 2013
Rye Harbour Lifeboat arrived alongside the casualty at 2:50 pm, where a member of the crew went aboard to secure a tow line. At 3 pm the casualty was taken in tow and returned to Rye Town and put back on her moorings.
Rye Harbour lifeboat B-842 left the casualty at 3:38 pm, arriving back at station at 3:50 pm.
Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station said, ‘our volunteer crews train on a regular basis so that they are prepared for any situation. RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives since the RNLI was formed in 1824'.
Sunday, 21 July 2013
The Boule Knockout Tournament hosted by Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station on Sunday 21 July at the Inkerman Arms was a great success, raising £334 for RNLI funds.
Just before the start of play, the crew pagers went off and the crew and other station personnel left to attend the lifeboat call. The crew who had signed up to play, managed to get back in time to play their games. The final was played by Alan Pawson and Stan Ridley, which ended with Stan winning.
Thanks to everyone who supported the event, either by donating prizes, donations of money or who played in the tournament. Special thanks go to Margaret and Stan Ridley for donating the winner’s shield and to Mark and Lorraine Stevens for the BBQ and letting us have the event at their venue.
Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Stations said, ‘the event was really well attended and a great day for all the family. On behalf of everyone at Rye Harbour Lifeboat station I would like to thank Stan Ridley for donating his winner’s money prize to the RNLI. 92% of the RNLI income comes from voluntary donations.
Volunteer Lifeboat crew rescue man in river whilst on the way to assist the broken down speedboat 'Mr Bump'
At 1:46pm Lifeboat B-842 ‘Hello Herbie’ arrived alongside the casualty, a 4 meter speedboat ‘Mr Bump’ suffering from complete electrical failure. The casualty was taken in tow and returned to the public slipway at Rye Harbour.
Being a non-swimmer, he was unable to climb back up the wall due to the amount of seaweed growing on the wall.
The volunteer crew recovered the man into the lifeboat taking him to one of the ladders along the river wall where he was put ashore to climb back up the wall. Once sure that he was safe, they proceeded to the original tasking.
Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station said, ‘It unusual to happen upon a person in such a serious predicament whilst going to another incident. Since the RNLI was formed in 1824 the crews and lifeguard have saved over 140,000 lives. The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea and is independent of the Coastguard and separate from government’
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Monday, 15 July 2013
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Sunday, 30 June 2013
The £5 entry fee (per person) will give you a chance of winning the £50 prize. Registration will take place from 1.20pm and the tournament will start at 2pm.
Pauline Blaney, Fundraising Committee Member, said “Come and have a good time, this will be a great afternoon and evenings fun for both the novice and experts alike”..
There will also be a BBQ and raffle
Sunday, 23 June 2013
|Stormy Stan with supporters|
The refreshments, cake stall, cake raffle, tombola, books and souvenirs were well supported resulting in over £500 being raised for RNLI Funds. The 2014 Diaries and Calendar’s went down a storm with the supporters as did the other souvenirs.
Steve Tollett, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said, "This is a wonderful opportunity to come and meet the people who make it possible for the RNLI to save lives at sea. If you were unable to attend the open day, there will be another chance to come and meet the crew and have a look around on 10th and 11th August between 10am to 3pm for the Station Open Weekend"
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Saturday 22nd June 2013
10:00 - 15:00
- Stormy Stan
- Flanking Station's All Weather Lifeboat *
- Demonstration Launches*
- See the Lifeboats* and equipment
- Meet and talk to the crew
- Food & Refreshments
- And more
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Registration will take place at Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station between 9am to 10am. The cycle ride will start between 10am to 11am. The entry fee will be £10 for adults and £5 for children.
The fund raising team will be providing soup and refreshments on the day, so why not come and join us.
This event was originally arranged for the 27 January but due to bad weather conditions had to be cancelled in the interest of safety of our supporters and cyclists.
In the event of bad weather, please check the Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station website at www.ryeharbourlifeboat.co.uk for an information update.
SOS Day is all about having fun and raising funds. Supporting SOS Day this January will help keep the RNLI's lifeboat crews trained and equipped for the year ahead. What a great way to really brightening up this otherwise dull month!
Monday, 14 January 2013
|Crew member being winched from Lifeboat B-842|
The Crew at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station were put through their paces along with the crew of Coastguard Helicopter 104 today during the annual training exercise held in Rye Bay.
For some of the crew, this was the first time they have trained with a helicopter, which is a unique experience. In addition to the normal factors that have to be taken into account by the helmsman, the helicopter presents additional ones - such as downdraft and noise.
Richard Tollett, RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station said 'Todays exercise gave the crew an opportunity to practice skills that are only used in exceptional circumstances, where Lifeboats and Helicopters carryout joint rescues
Saturday, 12 January 2013
The Volunteer lifeboat crew at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat station are hosting a Cycle Ride for the annual RNLI SOS day appeal on Sunday 27 January 2013. There are 3 routes – A Children’s route 6km and an Adult route either 25km or for the more ardent cyclist 50km.
Registration will take place at Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station between 9am to 10am. The cycle ride will start between 10am to 11am.
The entry fee will be £10 for adults and £5 for children.
The fundraising team will be providing soup and refreshments on the day, so why not come and join us.
SOS Day is all about having fun and raising funds. Supporting SOS Day this January will help keep the RNLI's lifeboat crews trained and equipped for the year ahead. What a great way to really brighten up this otherwise dull month!