top of page

Bembridge Lifeboat Station

Dive Survey

Built in 2010 the state of the art RNLI lifeboat station at Bembridge houses a Tamar class all weather lifeboat, the RNLB Alfred Albert Williams. The boathouse sits at the end of a long walkway pier and the lifeboat is launched down the slipway. This is a harsh marine environment and so regular surveys are required to maintain the structure and ensure operational readiness. Rebel Anchorman was the ideal vessel to support the underwater survey team on this project.

With a 10 metre LOA and a 4.9 metre beam she provided a large, stable work platform with enough space to carry all the equipment needed for the surface supply team - bottle racks and control panel mounted on the back deck and umbilical cables fed over the stern. For diver safety she has a custom, folding, dive ladder access through the side gate and a lifting davit for emergency evacuation or lifting equipment. With a cabin containing full galley, toilet facilities, heating and electric generator, Anchorman can provide all necessary work and welfare support needed.

With the survey tidal window set for slack water it was essential Rebel Anchorman could hold station securely whilst divers were in the water. With twin bollards fore and aft and twin anchors this was easily achieved.

For all your survey and dive support needs talk to our team to see how we can help you.

Bembridge Lifeboat Station
bottom of page