Dunbar lifeboat station

Dunbar Lifeboat Station

Established in 1808, Dunbar Lifeboat Station is located on the south side of the mouth of the Firth Of Forth, approximately 30 miles east of Edinburgh. The crews have been honoured with 12 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

10.22am 31 July 2017
6.33pm 24 July 2017
4.06pm 18 July 2017
6.33am 14 July 2017
3.51pm 4 July 2017
7.22pm 1 July 2017
5.23pm 30 June 2017
6.07pm 28 June 2017
6.06pm 28 June 2017
6.50am 5 June 2017
8.52pm 18 April 2017
6.15am 1 December 2016
2.29pm 22 October 2016
4.59pm 15 October 2016
4.05pm 18 September 2016
5.16pm 17 September 2016
8.04pm 16 September 2016
7.57am 14 September 2016
10.27pm 11 September 2016
12.44pm 1 September 2016

Today's weather

19°C Sunshine
Min: 12°C
Max: 19°C
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Next tide

Thu 17 Aug
Low: 5:20pm 1.6m
High: 11:47pm 4.2m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Dunbar Lifeboat Station
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Place
Dunbar
EH42 1HS

Station phone number

01368 863966

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

To arrange a visit, please contact us via our Facebook page or our website.

Shop hours

January-February
Closed

March-October
Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm

November-December
Monday-Friday 12pm-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Shop phone number

01368 862641

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News and media from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

Dunbar ILB Launched to Broken Down Pleasure Craft
Shows Dunbar ILB crew on scene as pleasure craft Tartania is towed by fishing vessel Fiddler's Green.
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Dunbar ILB Launched to Broken Down Pleasure Craft
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Both Dunbar lifeboats launched to reports of a kayaker in difficulty
Both Dunbar lifeboats launched at around 6:30pm, just as the crew were arriving on station for their regular Monday night exercise.

The lifeboats were launched to reports of a kayaker in difficulty just off Belhaven Bay. The volunteer crew on the inshore lifeboat were pleased to find that the kayaker safe and well on the beach, having made his way ashore.

The kayaker was well equipped, including a phone in a waterproof pouch around his neck so he could have called for help if he needed to. The report came from a member of the public who believed the kayaker to be in difficulty, a false alarm with good intent.
Video Lifeboats
Both Dunbar lifeboats launched to reports of a kayaker in difficulty
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Both Dunbar lifeboats called out to motor cruiser with engine fire
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Article Lifeboats
Both Dunbar lifeboats called out to motor cruiser with engine fire
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Both Dunbar lifeboats called out to motor cruiser with engine fire
Both Dunbar lifeboats were called out in the morning to assist a motor cruiser which had suffered and engine fire. The crew of the casualty vessel had been able to deal with the fire using a fire extinguisher. The vessel was towed back to Dunbar Harbour where the Scottish Fire and Rescue were waiting as well as the Coastguard Rescue Team.
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Both Dunbar lifeboats called out to motor cruiser with engine fire
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