On Wednesday 28 January at 5.08pm the lifeboat was tasked by Dover Coastguard to search for Belgium trawler with four persons on board, 10 miles south of Dungeness that had been reported as missing.
The volunteer lifeboat crews of two Kent RNLI lifeboat stations launched yesterday evening (Wednesday 28 January) to help search for a Belgian fishing trawler in the English Channel.
Sheerness RNLI has issued a rallying cry for volunteers to come forward and help support its lifeboat station.
Lifeboat crews from Dungeness, Dover, and Hastings RNLI lifeboat stations have resumed their part in a major search for a Belgian fishing trawler in the English Channel today.
A D-Day veteran who warmed hearts the world over when he “escaped” from his care home to attend the 2014 commemorations in France has left his entire estate to the charity that saves lives at sea.
Volunteer crew from the RNLI’s Barrow station today responded to an emergency request from Holyhead Coastguard to attend Walney Channel in the area of Jubilee Bridge where a young person was reported as being in the sea.
Last year in Ireland the RNLI’s lifeboat crews launched 1,089 times, bringing 1,414 people to safety.
RNLI lifeboats in Northern Ireland launched 261 times in 2014 bringing 281 people to safety, while the charity’s lifeguards helped 284 people on 10 beaches during the season.
Statistics reveal that the number of people rescued by Welsh RNLI lifeboats in 2014 is at its highest since 2006.
A record number of people were rescued in 2014 by RNLI volunteer crews in Scotland, according to the charity’s official figures released today. (Wed 28 Jan)
The RNLI’s Tower lifeboat station in central London has been named the busiest in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, new figures released today reveal.
After a year that saw the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards brave rough seas, stormy weather and rip currents to rescue 10,083 people, the RNLI is calling for the public to think ahead and never underestimate the strength and power of the sea.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is urging people to Respect The Water after statistics released today (Wednesday 28 January) show the charity’s volunteer crews in the north of England launched their lifeboats more than 1,000 times last year.
Figures announced by the RNLI today (Wednesday 28 January) reveal that 2014 was another busy year for the volunteer crews across the south west*.
2014 was a busy year for the RNLI crew at Aberystwyth who were called upon 41 times to launch the stations lifeboats, rescuing 17 people and saving one life.
The latest figures released today by the RNLI charity reveal the island’s volunteer lifeboat crew were called out 47 times last year.
Thursday (22 January) was another huge milestone in the decorated history of the Moelfre RNLI lifeboat station.
England and Exeter Chiefs rugby player Jack Nowell is urging people to get behind and support Penlee RNLI’s fundraising appeal. The appeal, which was launched today at the Annual General Meeting (Tuesday 27 January),
On Saturday 24 January a 999 call was received by the coastguard from the crew of a small motor boat reporting engine failure and that they were stranded near the entrance to Littlehampton Harbour.
Statistics reveal that the number of people rescued by Welsh RNLI lifeboats in 2014 is at its highest since 2006. The RNLI charity has today announced 1,244 people were rescued in 2014 - an eight per cent increase on the previous year.
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