Being an Island, the sea is a major part of our lives. We travel across it (it is the main way to get on and off the Isle of Wight), we sit by it, we sail on it and even swim in it. We enjoy our sea environment.. until something goes wrong.
Trouble can come quite unexpectedly. A dinghy can capsize, a swimmer can get caught in a current, there can be an injury aboard a large ocean racer or an engine can quite simply fail. What was fun, now becomes a nightmare.
We assume outside help will be at hand and, fortunately, it is.
Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat operate a 24/7 emergency service, we receive no funding from the government and are not affiliated with the RNLI. We rely entirely on our fundraising activities and your donations. If you’d like to help us please check our support page.
Meet the Crew