RNLI Helensburgh Lifeboat Station

Helensburgh Lifeboat Station

Established in 1965, Helensburgh Lifeboat Station is located in Rhu Marina and provides a search and rescue service to the busy Clyde. The station operates a B class inshore lifeboat.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Helensburgh Lifeboat Station

4.11pm 6 June 2021
4.20pm 31 May 2021
2.06pm 29 May 2021
2.01pm 29 May 2021
2.09pm 23 May 2021
1.52pm 10 May 2021
9.10am 10 May 2021
1.22pm 2 May 2021
4.20pm 29 April 2021
1.33pm 29 April 2021
2.22pm 26 April 2021
5.31pm 23 April 2021
2.23pm 14 April 2021
8.15pm 7 April 2021
8.59pm 25 March 2021
3.28pm 25 February 2021
1.32pm 11 February 2021
3.17pm 28 December 2020
1.27am 24 December 2020
10.24pm 11 December 2020

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 17°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

Helensburgh Lifeboat Station
Rhu Marina
G84 8LH

Station phone number

01436 820438


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

Visits can be arranged by appointment or during crew exercises normally held on Sunday mornings between 10am and 12.30pm.

Visitor Contact

Howard Morrison

Visitor contact phone number

07795 183660

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News and media from Helensburgh Lifeboat Station

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Helensburgh RNLI Lifeboat and HM Coastguard rescue a man from the Clyde
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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?