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Eyemouth Lifeboat Station

Eyemouth Lifeboat Station

Operating from the busy fishing port of Eyemouth, the all-weather lifeboat has provided search and rescue cover in the area for nearly 130 years, and today operates a Trent class lifeboat. The crews have been honoured with several awards for gallantry.

​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?

 

Recent launches from this station

Date Time
24/08/2014 11:33
17/08/2014 03:50
25/05/2014 18:54
26/04/2014 10:00
19/04/2014 12:32
19/04/2014 12:29
13/04/2014 12:11
13/04/2014 12:11
13/04/2014 12:11
16/03/2014 16:09

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Station address:

Gunsgreen Quay
The Harbour
Eyemouth
TD14 5AD

Station opening times:

Strictly by appointment only due to ongoing works on boathouse

Accessibility:

Parking

Visitor contact:

James Tarvit

Visitor contact telephone:

07802 940721

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific 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.

 

  • Eyemouth lifeboat towing the yacht into Eyemouth marina

    Eyemouth lifeboat towing the yacht into Eyemouth marina

  • Eyemouth lifeboat with the yacht under tow

    Eyemouth lifeboat with the yacht under tow

  • Eyemouth lifeboat standing by the yacht

    Eyemouth lifeboat standig by the yacht

  • Eyemouth lifeboat escorting the yacht back into the marina

    Eyemouth lifeboat escorting the yacht back into the marina

  • Broughty Ferry lifeboat

    Broughty Ferry lifeboat

  • DLPO

    DLPO

  • Lifeboat in St Abbs Harbour

    Libary Image St Abbs Lifeboat in Harbour

  • Steve Mutch

    Steve Mutch

  • James Tarvit

    James Tarvit

  • Coldingham lifeguards Geo Ceccarelli and Jamie Lindsay

    Lifeguards Geo Ceccarelli and Jamie Lindsay

  • Coldingham lifeguard Jamie Lindsay in action

    Coldingham lifeguard Jamie Lindsay in action

  • Coldingham lifeguards

    Coldingham lifeguards

  • Big-hearted Scottish couple leave £1M gift to RNLI

    Big-hearted Scottish couple leave £1M gift to RNLI

  • St Abbs and Eyemouth RNLI respond to stricken fishing vessel

    St Abbs and Eyemouth RNLI respond to stricken fishing vessel

  • Angling boat escorted to safety in deteriorating weather by three RNLI lifeboats

    Angling boat escorted to safety in deteriorating weather by three RNLI lifeboats-2

  • Angling boat escorted to safety in deteriorating weather by three RNLI lifeboats

    Angling boat escorted to safety in deteriorating weather by three RNLI lifeboats-1

  • Angling boat escorted to safety in deteriorating weather by three RNLI lifeboats

    Angling boat escorted to safety in deteriorating weather by three RNLI lifeboats

  • RNLI volunteer crews in Scotland prepare to save lives at sea over the festive period

    RNLI volunteer crews in Scotland prepare to save lives at sea over the festive period

  • Yacht towed to safety by Eyemouth RNLI Lifeboat

    Yacht towed to safety by Eyemouth RNLI Lifeboat

  • Dive boat towed to safety by Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat

    Dive boat towed to safety by Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat

  • Berwickshire RNLI lifeboats to benefit from school donation

    Berwickshire RNLI lifeboats to benefit from school donation

  • New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

    New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland-1

  • New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

    New lifejackets for the RNLI's livesavers in Scotland

  • Presentation time for Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat crew

    Presentation time for Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat crew

  • Eyemouth Lifeboat called out twice in two days to assist divers

    Eyemouth Lifeboat called out twice in two days to assist divers

  • Eyemouth lifeboat station benefits from a donation

    Eyemouth lifeboat station benefits from a donation

  • Eyemouth tows trawler to safety

    Eyemouth tows trawler to safety

  • Eyemouth RNLI Lifeboat assists trawler taking on water

    The lifeboat assisting

  • Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat assists yacht with fouled propeller

    Lifeboat holding the yacht

  • Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat assists yacht with fouled propeller

    Lifeboat assists

  • Immediate launch by Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat saves harbour master and his vessel

    Lifeboat towing both vessels

  • Immediate launch by Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat saves harbour master and his vessel

    Close up of the yacht

  • Immediate launch by Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat saves harbour master and his vessel

    Lifeboat returns for the yacht

 

Image of lifeboat
 

Lifeboat name: Barclaycard Crusader

Lifeboat class: Trent class

Funded by: Barclaycard Profiles together with other legacies and gifts

Read more about the Trent

 

A station was established in 1876 by the Institution principally for the protection of the local fishermen who were frequently overtaken by sudden storms.

1876
Lifeboat house and slipway constructed and boulders removed at a cost of £500.

1880
Lifeboat capsized on exercise on 15 January without loss of life.

1908
New lifeboat house and slipway constructed at a cost of £750.

1911
Acetylene beach light supplied.

1917
Bronze Medal awarded to Coxswain W Miller for a service to the Norwegian steamer Livlig in a whole south-south-easterly gale on 6 March.  The lifeboat launched and after an hour in very heavy seas managed to get alongside and take off seven men from the rigging.  After the lifeboat took the men aboard the coxswain, due to the bad weather, took the lifeboat to Granton, a journey of several hours with seas sweeping over them.

1963
Station temporarily closed in August for harbour works.

1964
Station re-opened 17 November and lifeboat placed afloat.

1976
A Centenary Vellum awarded to station.

1983
A Framed Letter of Thanks signed by the Chairman of the Institution awarded to Coxswain A Dougal, Second Coxswain J Aitchison, Second Coxswain/Mechanic J Tarvit, Acting Assistant Mechanic J Dougal and crew members A Redden, J Buchan, J Purves, I Dougal, in recognition of a commendable service, lasting for nearly eight hours on 25 March, when the relief lifeboat Wavy Line in a strong north-north-easterly gale and a rough sea rescued the crew of three of the trawler Hatcliffe and saved the vessel.

1991
Silver Medal awarded to Acting Coxswain/Assistant Mechanic James A Dougal in recognition of his courage, leadership and seamanship and The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to each of the crew John Buchan, David Collin, George Walker, Joseph Walker, Robert Walker and Alister Crombie for their support when the lifeboat rescued two skin-divers in difficulties north west of the Ebb Carr Rocks in hurricane force northerly winds and very heavy 30-35ft seas breaking over rocky outcrops, with visibility reduced drastically by rain, spume and spray on 6 October.  The Maud Smith Award for the bravest act of life-saving in 1990 was made to Assistant Mechanic James A Dougal for this service.

1992
New shore facility constructed on Gunsgreen Quay.  This single-story building provides crew facilities, fuel store and general purpose store.

1993
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Coxswain John Johnston in recognition of his leadership courage and determination when the lifeboat Eric Seal (Civil Service No 36) rescued the three crew of the pilot launch Norman Forster and saved the boat which was in difficulties two and a half miles north east of Fort Castle Head in a north-easterly gale, very rough seas and a heavy swell on 17 October 1992.

1999
New berth completed in March.

2007
Her Majesty the Queen has honoured former Coxswain John Johnston with Member, Order of the British Empire, in the New Years Honours List.

2008
Pontoon berth completed in December at a cost of £107,000.

2010
A boathouse extension was completed in February at a total cost of £125,000.

MEDAL RECORD
One Bronze and one Silver medal have been awarded, the last being voted in 1991.