Sunday, 27 July 2014

Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station Boule Knockout Tournament 2014 a great success


The Boule Knockout Tournament hosted by Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station on Sunday 27 July at the Inkerman Arms was a great success, raising £300 for RNLI funds.

This year’s event saw 24 players registering to take part.  The tournament final was played by Dave Courts and Alan Pawson (2013 finalist), resulting in Alan taking the prize. 

Thanks to everyone who supported the event, either by donating prizes, donations of money or who played in the tournament. Special thanks go to Mark and Lorraine Stevens for cooking the donated food and letting us use the Inkerman Arms for the afternoon.


Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Stations said, ‘the event was really well attended and a great afternoons entertainment.  On behalf of everyone at Rye Harbour Lifeboat station I would like to thank Jamie Wickens Butchers at the Ship, Rye Bakery, Crouch Butchers, Kent Fine Foods, H.T. Whites and Bill Bentley along with everyone who supported this year’s event.  In 2013 fundraising events raise £51.7M for the RNLI.

Rye Harbour Lifeboat B-842 ‘Hello Herbie’ goes to the aid of a broke down speedboat

Casualty  alongside jetty at Rye Harbour
Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat B-842 ‘Hello Herbie’ launched on service to go to the assistance of a broken down speedboat on Saturday 26 July.

The occupants of the speedboat contacted Dover Coastguard to request assistance as the boat had suffered engine failure 2 miles south of Rye Harbour entrance.  RNLI Lifeboat B-842 ‘Hello Herbie’ launched at 11.27am at the request of Dover Coastguard and was alongside the casualty at 11.35am.  It was agreed that the casualty would be taken in tow and returned to the Public Slipway at Rye Harbour.  The arrived at the Public Slipway at 12.05pm.

Following the washing down of the lifeboat, tractor and all equipment, Lifeboat B-842 was ready for service at 12.50pm.

Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station said ‘every time we get a shout, you never know what you will find when you arrive on scene.  The RNLI advise wearing a lifejacket and  checking your engine and fuel before going to sea’.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Station Open Weekend 2014 a great success



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Rye Harbour & Dungeness Lifeboats
This year’s open weekend held on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July was a great success, raising £875 for RNLI funds.

There was an opportunity to see rescue demonstrations in the river throughout the weekend. This year the new Shannon class all weather lifeboat from Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat station attended the event, giving visitors the opportunity to have a look around the newest RNLI Lifeboat in the fleet.
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Ambulance Service & Rother Responders

For the first time, the event was attended by the Ambulance Service, Rother Responders and Rye Fire Brigade. Visitors got the opportunity to have a look around the appliances and equipment and talk to the personnel. There was also the opportunity to see first aid demonstrations.

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Rye Fire Brigade
Richard Tollett, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Rye Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Stations said “This year’s event was an outstanding success. I would like to thank the Ambulance Service, Rother First Responders, Rye Fire Brigade and Dungeness RNLI Lifeboat Station for helping to make the event the great success it was. It was a wonderful opportunity for the visitors to meet 4 of the emergency services”.