Celebrating nearly 40 years as a lifeboat station, Burnham-on-Crouch is one of only three lifeboat stations that has their inshore lifeboats kept in floating boathouses.
This station is classed as an Observe station. Observe stations also welcome visitors but many are in inaccessible places and best suited to maritime rescue rather than visits. However, they are situated in stunning locations so why not enjoy the local area, using the station as a starting point?
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A tree that had fallen across the road in Burnham-on-Crouch was no match for volunteers from the local lifeboat station.
The charity that saves lives at sea around the coastline of the East of England has experienced another busy summer period of rescues, as evidenced by figures released today (Monday 23 September).
Clacton RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat was called to Buxey Sand, four miles off Clacton, after Thames Coastguard received a mayday call from the yacht at 4.50pm on Friday 16 August.
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Burnham Lifeboat Station Burnham Yacht Harbour Foundry Lane Burnham on Crouch EssexCM0 8BL
Station opening times:
By appointment only
Mrs M Tickner
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Specific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.
More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.
Lifeboat name: Tony and Robert Britt
Lifeboat class: B class
Funded by: by the bequest of Mr Geoffrey Britt together with a generous gift from Mrs Patricia Britt.
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Lifeboat name: Ernest and Rose Chapman II
Lifeboat class: D class
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1966Inshore lifeboat station established in May with the placing on service of a D class lifeboat.
1968Station was to have closed at the end of the summer but in view of the withdrawal of the helicopters from Manston this decision was rescinded.
1996An Atlantic 21 class lifeboat B-700 placed on temporary station duty 1 October. D class D-335 remains on service.
Following a decision to relocate the lifeboat station to the Yacht Harbour at Burnham-on-Crouch, it became necessary to produce proposals for housing the stations B class lifeboat and to provide adequate crew facilities. Proposals were therefore drawn up for the construction of a floating boathouse to house the B class lifeboat and these were subsequently approved. Work commenced on the construction of this boathouse in May 1996 and was successfully completed in September 1996.
Proposals were also drawn up for the construction of a two-storey shore facility near to the floating boathouse and these were subsequently approved. Work commenced on the construction of the new shore facility in April 1996 and was successfully completed in October 1996.
1997A B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat B-733 placed on service on 14 February.
A D class lifeboat D-519 placed on service on 12 May.
2002A new D class floating boathouse completed in July at a cost of £73,364.
2005For services to the Institution, former LOM Tony Glaze (deceased) has been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in the recent Birthday Honours; Member, Order of the British Empire (MBE)
2011A new Atlantic 85 B-849 Tony & Robert Britt was placed on service in 11 August 2011. This lifeboat was provided by a bequest of Mr Geoffrey Brian Britt together with a generous gift from Mrs Patricia Britt. Replacing B-733 which has been withdrawn.
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