Littlehampton RNLI Rescue by “Blue Peter 1”

Littlehampton’s RNLI is a very busy station.

Each year they handle lots of calls ranging from stranded dogs to sadly, deaths at sea.

Here’s a few pictures from one of their rescues last weekend (15h March 2014) to a stricken motor vessel.

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The Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat “Blue Peter 1”  being launched from the RNLI’s station in Littlehampton Harbour. Blue Peter is an Atlantic 75 Lifeboat. Her twin 70hp outboard motors give her a maximum speed of 30 knots and she has a self-righting system in the event of a capsize.

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Safely launched, Blue Peter 1 turns towards the harbour entrance and the power is on to get out to the emergency as soon as possible.

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Photographing Blue Peter 1 as it leaves the harbour isn’t easy as it quite literally rockets past. Good news if you’re the unfortunate ones relying on its assistance.

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The blue flashing light indicates it’s not a training exercise.

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Before long it’s out of the harbour.

Then returns with the stricken vessel alongside where it puts the boat back on it’s original mooring. I understand that this call was to an engine failure. The seas off Littlehampton can be quite treacherous and an engine failure can potentially be catastrophic in the confused and fast running harbour entrance.

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Safely back in the calm and shelter of Littlehampton Harbour.

The RNLI at Littlehampton are always on the look out for volunteers, whether this be crewing or to help with onshore activities including fundraising – just pop into the station a friendly chat. Or visit their Website for further information.

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Milly from Spirit FM visits Littlehampton RNLI

Friday 16th August 2013.

SPIRIT FM’s Milly’s Mystery Tour visits Littlehampton Harbour.

Milly Luxford from Spirit FM visits Littlehampton Harbour  as part of her mystery tour and was whisked out to sea by Action Boat accompanied by the entire crew of Littlehampton’s RNLI.

Spirit FM at RNLI LittlehamptonDespite the cloudy, overcast dull morning, the rain held off as Milly was whisked out to Sea in the capable hands of Nick Tree, Action Boat’s MD accompanied by the entire crew of Littlehampton RNLI.

Milly from Spirit FMMilly from Spirit FM being helped into Littlehampton’s RNLI D Class lifeboat earlier this morning.

Milly from Spirit FM getting into Action BoatMilly safely transferred onboard Action Boat’s high powered RIB.

Action Boat have proved a very popular and welcomed addition to Littlehampton Harbour offering a range of powerboat experiences including adrenaline rides, river trips, sea safaris and corporate events. They also run the Littlehampton Ferry on behalf of Littlehampton Town Council and their commercial partners.

Spirit FM Radio StationMilly from Spirit FM on Action boat and the RNLI Lifeboats head out to sea for Millie’s Mystery Tour.

RNLI Littlehampton Blue Peter 1Blue Peter 1, Littlehampton’s famous RNLI lifeboat leaving the harbour for this morning’s event. The RNLI have an open-door policy at the Littlehampton Lifeboat Station and proves very popular with visitors of all ages. There’s also a great gift shop onsite selling a range of RNLI souvenirs and memorabilia.

Milly later broadcasted live from the RNLI Littlehampton’s Station chatting with the crew and giving an interesting overview of how the RNLI manages to do such great work.

To find out more about volunteering or fundraising opportunities with the RNLI Littlehampton visit their Website Here – or  pop in any day to the RNLI Station at Littlehampton.