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Welcome to the RNLI

  • Fishing trip
    goes awry

    Two anglers were glad to see Blackpool lifeboat volunteers when their 7m boat broke down, leaving them stranded in choppy seas.

    The lifeboat crew managed to secure a line to the boat before towing it back to shore.

    Watch the rescue footage
    Blackpool lifeboat volunteers rescue two anglers after their boat broke down in choppy seas
  • Gone fishing

    Around 1M of us enjoy angling around the UK coast. And it's a sport that keeps our lifesavers busy too.

    Last year we rescued 1,142 anglers from boats.

    Find out how just 3 minutes of your time can help to improve your safety.

    Think or sink
    Think or sink – take just 3 minutes to perform some safety checks before going fishing
  • Calling all
    coastal anglers

    If you could create the perfect mobile coastal fishing app, what would it do?

    How about finding the best fishing spots? Or those to avoid?

    If you've got some ideas, we want to hear them.

    Join our first ever Fish Hack!
    Close-up of fishing reels and rods on a boat
Fishing trip
goes awry
Watch the rescue footage

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SUMMER APPEAL

Help fund nine new Shannon class lifeboats

It's vital that we replace nine all-weather lifeboats. 

Help us make it home safely.

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Where does your money go?

Where does your money go pie chart 83p/83c

in every pound/euro donated goes to the rescue service

17p/17c

in every pound/euro donated is reinvested to generate more funds.

Videos

Hartlepool lifeboat help rescue man from burning boat

22 August 2014

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Shorething! 7–14 year olds

The RNLI’s site for young people is crammed full of activities, games and videos.

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Latest lifeboat launches

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Latest launches

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