For over 10 years lifeboats have been launching into the waters of East Antrim and the North Channel from Larne. Today, the station operates a new inshore D class and an all weather Trent class lifeboat.
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?
While on exercise yesterday morning (23 June 2013) Larne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was requested to divert and investigate reports that a boat was drifting out to sea in Larne Lough.
Larne RNLI has rescued an unconscious man who was found a short distance from the shore at Larne Lough last night (Thursday 20 June).
The RNLI annual presentation of awards for Northern Ireland has taken place in the Great Hall at Queens University in Belfast.
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Older Fleet RoadLarneNorthern Ireland BT40 1AD
028 2827 4490
Station opening times:
By appointment only
Parking, disabled parking, disabled access
Visitor contact telephone:
078 0294 0699
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: Dr John McSparran
Lifeboat class: Trent class
Funded by: bequest of Miss Margaret McSparran, Mrs Arabella Frances Maud Cripps and Miss Susan Cochrane McCully together with gifts
Read more about the Trent
Lifeboat name: Hannabella Ferguson
Lifeboat class: D class
Read more about the D class
Letter dated 26 January 1956 - The Institution has never established a lifeboat station at Larne, although various investigations have been made over the years.
In March 1994 following a further investigation the Committee of Management resolved that a lifeboat station be established in Larne Harbour.
Larne is situated between Red Bay and Bangor Inshore Lifeboat Stations. Donaghadee is the nearest all-weather lifeboat station.
1994D class lifeboat was placed on service at Larne on 26 September.
1995Waveney class all-weather lifeboat placed on temporary station duty as of 19 March.
1996New D class lifeboat D499 was placed on service on 8 June.
1997Waveney class lifeboat ON 1079 was withdrawn and replaced by Arun class lifeboat ON1067 on 11 November.
2000The new station Trent class lifeboat ON1246 was placed on service on 3 August 2000. A new float berth for lifeboat completed in May. ON1067 Hyman Winstone withdrawn to Relief Fleet.
2005The new class of lifeboat IB1, D646 Hannahbella was placed on service on Thursday 4 August.. D499 has been withdrawn.
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