2022 is looking like it will be a busier time on the water with the safety and welfare of all at the forefront of our minds whilst we are present on the water, always happy to provide assistance and advice whenever called upon. 


With 2020 and 2021 being severely disrupted by Covid-19 restrictions, we maintained team collaboration through weekly ZOOM calls which included internal on-line training both internal and some Kindly provided by Dorset Marine Training (https://dorsetmarinetraining.co.uk/).

Following Government guidelines and those from MVS Headquarters, we resume regular patrols during the easing of Covid lockdown rules, maintain our presence on the water and assisting the local boating community when and where possible, aiding kayakers, SUP users and boat owners.

We continued to monitor environmental concerns and wildlife including the welfare of a seal pup that had decided to sun itself on a pontoon along the River Stour.

Saturday 22nd February 2020
Another morning spent helping clear rubbish from our harbour with others on the beach. It’s disturbing just how much rubbish we find every time and you don’t have to look very far. Reed beds seem to be absolutely full of every type of rubbish you could imagine. In just 45 mins we filled 4 large bags with rubbish and recovered a tyre. We could have probably spent 4 hours and still not cleared it all. Area covered was around the Hengistbury Head Activity Centre.

Monday 2nd December 2019
Special training night with Dorset Marine Training. Tides & weather and basic engine checks.
All welcome 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Christchurch Fire Station.

Saturday 23rd November 2019
Reminder - we will be doing a tombola stall at Christchurch Christmas fare next Saturday.

18th November 2019

We are at the Christchurch Fire Station tonight, meet at 7.30pm. If interested in boating please come along and meet the team.

13th November 2019

The Christchurch and Bournemouth MVS are looking for volunteers. Boating experience not essential but useful. However, a love for the water and working with the community as a volunteer is. Take part in local patrols on our ex RNLI D class inshore lifeboat where instruction will be given. On going training is offered depending on how far you'd like to go.

Volunteers can operate purely from land if they'd prefer. Charity events, fundraisers etc are a common activity throughout the year.

We all look forward to hearing from you.

11th November 2019

A quick look through our boat log book and have discovered that so far this year, we have carried out approximately 96 Patrols on the river totalling 322 hours since January . This is all carried out by volunteers and self funded with the help of some fundraising events. Well Done guys.

9th November 2019

Busy morning on the water clearing rather a lot of debris on the river. Some rather large logs floating just below the surface at the right hight to wreck your prop.

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