Royal National Lifeboat Institution
The Call-outs for Eastbourne in 2018
Eastbourne Lifeboat station in 2018 was recognised as one of the busiest coastal lifeboat stations in the country . The All Weather lifeboat (ALB) and the inshore lifeboat (ILB) were launched on service a total of 174 times , and placed on immediate readiness a total of 21 times . This was the busiest year in the history of the Eastbourne lifeboats.
The call-outs were to a varied amount of incidents ranging from large commercial fishing vessels , fishing boats ,
leisure craft , sailing vessels ,swimmers , inflatables , people cut off by the tide , medical evacuations , and also to a light aircraft which had crashed into the sea.
This represents a massive commitment from everyone involved with Eastbourne lifeboat Station , and many hours at sea.
To find out more about the activities of the Eastbourne lifeboats visit the website at
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