Chinook makes an appearance on the Isle of Wight during Multi-agency training exercise

A multi-agency exercise involving the Royal Air Force, Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, Hampshire Constabulary, Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, Isle of Wight Council, HM Coastguard, WightSAR and the Environment Agency took place on the Isle of Wight today (Tuesday… Continue Reading →

Firefighters Tackle Shanklin Building Fire

A fire broke out in Shanklin on Saturday 12th March 2016 resulting in firefighters from Sandown, Ventnor and Newport being called in to tackle the large fire. Fierce flames, which were said to have been up-to 15 meters at times, could be… Continue Reading →

APL Vanda Container Ship Runs Aground

APL Vanda, a Container Ship, has run aground in the Solent tonight (Saturday) just off the Isle of Wight on Brambles Bank.   High Resolution photographs can be found here with credit to Shane Thornton – @iowimages  

Fire Breaks out at Car Workshop in Cowes

Firefighters from across the Isle of Wight are tackling a fire that broke out in a car workshop off Bridge Road in Cowes this afternoon. High Res photos can be found following this link – Youtube Video –  

Light Aircraft Crash at Sandown Airport

Emergency Services were called to a field at Sandown Airport to reports of a plane crash this morning (Saturday). Crews were called to Sandown at around 10:25. A 60 year old male, believed to be the pilot traveling on his own,… Continue Reading →

Vehicle Transporter ‘Hoegh Osaka’ Runs Aground in the Solent

A vehicle carrier cargo ship run aground in The Solent on Saturday 3rd January 2015 and was listing to one side, leading to a major operation to rescue 26 people on-board the ship. The Hoegh Osaka left Southampton at 20:21 and… Continue Reading →

Wightlink Car Ferry Mezzanine Deck Collapse

Emergency Services were called to Wightlink’s Fishbourne Terminal shortly after 22:20 to reports of one of the company’s upper car decks had collapsed on one of their ferries. The mezzanine deck on the vessel ‘St Helen‘ appeared to have collapsed on one… Continue Reading →

Firefighters Tackle Whitwell Pickup Fire

Two appliances from Newport and Ventnor extinguished a vehicle fire in Whitwell this evening (Friday). Fire crews were called to the scene on Southford Lane shortly after 17:00 following reports of loud banging within the area. A plume of black smoke could be… Continue Reading →

Firefighters Rescue Five Occupants from Burning Ventnor Building.

Three appliances from Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to tackle a flat fire on the High Street, Ventnor at 22.43 on Wednesday night. Three people were reported trapped within the blaze. One person has rescued from… Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Puckaster Lodge Destroyed by Fire in Niton

Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property fire in Niton shortly after 17.00 this evening following reports of smoke seen coming from a flat. Puckaster Lodge off of Puckaster Lane is a former cottage and… Continue Reading →

Firefighters tackle Niton Property Fire

For photographs of the fire it self after it unfolded an hour later please follow this link. – Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 17.25.    

Aerial photographs of Undercliff Drive collapse

Last week there was a substantial landslide along the Undercliff Drive where a million pound investment was being carried out to rebuild the road. On Wednesday 12th February there were signs of cracks in the road and slight land movement… Continue Reading →

Troops leave after helping out the Isle of Wight

Just a day after troops come to the Isle of Wight via a Chinook (Saturday 15th Feb), they left today (Sunday 16th Feb) after helping out with home-owners along the Undercliff Drive hear St. Lawrence after being evacuated from their… Continue Reading →

Flooding Continues across the Isle of Wight

Southford Lane, Whitwell flooded. Southford Lane, Whitwell flooded. Flood at Leechmore Cross, Chale Appleford Road, Chale flooded. Appleford Road/Leechmore Cross, Chale flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road,... Continue Reading →

Heavy Downpour Causes Flooding

Photographs of Appleford Road, Chale being flooded with motorists attempting to get trough.

Firefighters called to Lobster Pot Anchor

Firefighters along with the Police were called to a blue object discovered floating in the sea by a member of the public, it was later discovered to have been a Lobster Pot Anchor. Photos are of the operation that was… Continue Reading →

Ventnor Takes a Battering on the Isle of Wight

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Fire Engulfs Freelander on Brading Down Road

VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHS: Firefighters have this evening (Sunday 29th Dec 2013) attended a vehicle fire near Brading which had been engulfed by flames. One appliance from Newport Fire Station was called to a lay by on Brading Down Road at 21:30 following reports… Continue Reading →

Whitwell Floods as the Eastern Yar bursts it’s Banks

Heavy rain and strong winds battled the Isle of Wight leaving many main roads closed and impassable due to substantial flooding. Homes were without power over night as other places begged for help as their homes stated to flood. There… Continue Reading →

Bomb Disposal called to Ventnor

  The Royal Navy Bomb Disposal team were tasked to the Isle of Wight for the second time in under a week following the discovery of a suspicious object on a South Wight beach. A Royal Navy spokesperson confirmed that disposal experts from… Continue Reading →

Lorry Leaves Carriageway in Whitwell

The driver of a large delivery lorry has escaped injury this morning after his vehicle was blown off of the carriageway into a ditch lining the road. Police were called to the scene on Whitwell Road near to Dean Farm… Continue Reading →

Paraglider crashes into cliffs at Blackgang

Featured on ITV Meridian News Emergency services attended the scene of an aviation crash near Chale at around lunchtime on the 24th July 2013, resulting in one person receiving serious injuries. It was understood the female pilot of a paraglider had crashed into the cliff… Continue Reading →

Snow Disruption on the Isle of Wight

Snow on the Isle of Wight caused disruption in March 2013 Due to snow freezing overnight, the majority of the islands’ roads had iced over causing difficulty for motorists leaving towns and villages. The south coast of the Island was… Continue Reading →

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