Douglas Lifeboat Station

Douglas Lifeboat Station

One of five lifeboat stations on the Isle of Man, and home to the founder of the RNLI, Sir William Hillary, today’s Tyne class lifeboat at Douglas is named after him. The crews have been presented with 21 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Douglas Lifeboat Station

12.34am 5 June 2021
12.34am 5 June 2021
3.51pm 17 April 2021
11.25am 20 March 2021
11.25am 20 March 2021
4.02pm 10 January 2021
11.10pm 11 December 2020
12.23am 16 November 2020
9.08pm 13 November 2020
10.42pm 8 October 2020
10.42pm 8 October 2020
1.07pm 19 September 2020
4.47am 9 September 2020
8.17pm 21 July 2020
7.20pm 15 June 2020
7.03pm 13 April 2020
7.02pm 13 April 2020
3.16pm 6 February 2020
3.16pm 6 February 2020
5.36pm 4 February 2020

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 5°C Max: 14°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Douglas Lifeboat Station
Battery Pier
Douglas Head
Isle of Man
British Isles

Station phone number

01624 621367



Visiting times

9am–5pm Monday–Friday
Don't Miss: Crew Training–Thursday evenings

Visitor contact

Tony Radcliffe

Visitor contact phone number

01624 621367

News and media from Douglas Lifeboat Station

Douglas all-weather lifeboat, Marine Engineer, returning to harbour
Article Lifeboats
Douglas RNLI called out to assist in multi agency search
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Casualty vessel under tow by Douglas all-weather lifeboat, Marine Engineer.
Article Lifeboats
Douglas RNLI called out to assist fishing boat in difficulty
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Douglas all-weather lifeboat Marine Engineer returning to station
Article Animals
Douglas RNLI lifeboat launched to assist Coastguard in search
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Lifeboat's return to station
Article Rescue
Douglas RNLI called out to assist in multi-agency incident
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?