The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a registered charity which exists to save lives at sea. It provides a 24-hour on call service to cover search and rescue requirements to 50 miles out from the coast of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
There are a total of 224 lifeboat stations. The Solent has several RNLI lifeboat stations as follows:
Link to RNLI Web site for further information on Lifeboat Station Details