Eastbourne Lifeboat evacuates injured crewman from tanker
Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat launch just before 10pm last night (28 March) to assist an injured crewman aboard a large tanker 5 miles off Beachy Head.
Eastbourne lifeboat was tasked to recover the man and return him to Sovereign Harbour where he was taken ashore and delivered to Eastbourne DGH.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.