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RNLI Appeal – Help them to answer the next call
Volunteer lifeboat crews stand ready to answer the call, day or night, rain or shine.
Help them to answer the next call
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Five dramatic lifeguard rescues
As we come to the end of this year's lifeguarding season, we wanted to give a huge 'thank you' to our lifeguards for their excellent service and dedication to keeping every one safe. 
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Newhaven crew onboard relief lifeboat Severn Volunteer Spirit battle the St Jude storm in a desperate search for a missing teenager
Sterling service: the Severn
The Severn is our biggest, most robust all-weather lifeboat. RNLI volunteers from the wild Atlantic to the chilly North Sea have relied on her to rescue thousands of people over more than two decades. And this year we celebrate the 25th birthday of this remarkable lifesaving craft.
Learn more about the Severn
An engineer’s blueprint drawing of an all-weather Shannon class lifeboat with self-righting design.
How do lifeboats self-right?
In wild winds and stormy seas, volunteer crews depend on their lifeboats to keep them safe while out on a rescue – even if it turns upside down. Many lifeboats in the RNLI’s fleet can bring themselves the right way up if the powerful elements cause them to capsize. Let’s find out how. 
Find out how

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