Category Archives: RNLI

RNLI and Helly Hansen: strategic partnership to help save lives

By | March 22, 2018

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Helly Hansen have today – Wednesday 21 March – announced a new strategic partnership that will support the lifesaving charity’s aim of defeating drowning. Helly Hansen, the global technical sailing brand founded in Norway in 1877, has committed to supporting the RNLI for the next five years through… Read More »

New Poole Lifeboat floating boathouse launched

By | March 9, 2018

There was great excitement today for the volunteers at Poole Lifeboat station as the new floating boat house arrived by water! The new build was lifted into the channel, between the bridges from the Old Power station site where during the past six months or so it has been under construction built by the Weymouth… Read More »

Drifting buoy ‘rescued’ by Margate RNLI

By | March 6, 2018

Margate’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat has recovered a large navigation buoy which had broken adrift in the recent gales, posing a threat to navigation in the Thames Estuary. Ships anchored in the Tongue Anchorage around ten miles north east of Margate contacted UK Coastguard around 11am yesterday morning (Monday 5 March) reporting a large navigation buoy… Read More »

RNLI early hours race to evacuate injured fisherman

By | March 2, 2018

A six strong team of volunteer crew from the town’s RNLI lifeboat were asked to assist a fisherman with a broken leg on a vessel in the lower Wash area, off the Norfolk coast. The UK Coastguard requested the launch of the station’s Shannon class all-weather lifeboat Joel and April Grunnill shortly after midnight on… Read More »

Jersey’s all-weather lifeboat rescues three ballerinas

By | February 22, 2018

The St Helier RNLI all-weather lifeboat, George Sullivan, was diverted from an exercise to recover three ballet dancers who were stranded on Elizabeth Castle. The three dancers, in Jersey as part of the troupe for the Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet, had walked out to Elizabeth Castle across the causeway yesterday evening. After visiting the castle… Read More »

Mumbles youngest volunteer completes first rescue

By | February 5, 2018

Isobel Ace, a 17 year old from The Mumbles, completed her first rescue in the lifeboat today. Just after 4.30 pm the volunteers of the Mumbles inshore lifeboat were called by Milford Haven Coastguard to assist in rescuing a man trapped by the fast incoming tide at the middle island. Isobel was first to the… Read More »

RNLI Torbay crew in gale force winds

By | January 9, 2018

Two volunteer crews took turns aboard RNLI Torbay relief all-weather lifeboat Volunteer Spirit yesterday morning under the expert tuition of Coxswain Mark Criddle to undergo rough water training during gale force northeasterly winds battering Torbay. Winds were blowing at gale force 8, gusting to storm force 10, during the two training exercises undertaken around a… Read More »

Britain’s best summer jobs

By | January 7, 2018

The RNLI is in search of new recruits to spend the summer working on some of Britain’s most popular beaches, as applications open for 2018’s beach lifeguards and face to face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the RNLI to reduce the number of people who drown on our coasts, and to help keep… Read More »