Independent Lifeboat Rescue Organisation
Solent Rescue are an Independent Lifeboat Rescue Organisation operating under
the direct control of the HM Coastguard for the central and western Solent.
Solent Rescue Lifeboat are an independent organisation (i.e. not part of RNLI) with a crew of
the highest calibre with excellent levels of camaraderie & motivation. Based at Lepe Country
Park, Exbury, Hampshire, we were established in 1971 initially as a beach rescue unit operated
by auxiliary coastguards.
Solent Rescue has since then developed into a fully operational lifeboat station, which operates
under the direct control of HM Coastguard and is responsible for approximately 33 square miles
of the central and western Solent.
The Solent is the busiest recreational waterway in the world and as such, demands dedicated
well trained lifeboat crews to assist the many people that find themselves in difficulties within
its 160sq miles. With hilltop views from Lepe Country Park, Solent Rescue covers 20% of the
area, from the Lepe foreshore to Hurst castle and is the only independent lifeboat in the
Berkshire 4x4 are supporting Solent Rescue through 2009
by donating 10% of all direct gift voucher sales, team
building days and corporate events.
Solent Sea Rescue Organisation