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Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

Today’s lifeboat station at Rye Harbour operates an inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat. During its 165-year history Rye Harbour saw one of the worst lifeboat disasters in the RNLI’s history when 17 crew lost their lives in 1928.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

9.05pm 16 May 2018
4.52pm 9 May 2018
4.56pm 5 May 2018
11.13am 7 April 2018
9.40pm 21 March 2018
12.41pm 17 October 2017
10.27pm 4 October 2017
9.21am 3 September 2017
1.02pm 22 August 2017
6.37pm 19 August 2017
10.07pm 5 August 2017
8.55pm 31 July 2017
5.47pm 18 July 2017
6.16am 18 July 2017
8.17pm 17 July 2017
2.08pm 9 July 2017
8.11pm 7 July 2017
12.23pm 15 June 2017
3.20pm 9 April 2017
5.19pm 1 April 2017

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 11°C
Max: 15°C
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Next tide

Sun 20 May
High: 3.28pm 1.9m
Low: 10.25pm 0.4m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station
Harbour Road
Rye Harbour
East Sussex
TN31 7TU

Station phone number

01797 223693

Accessibility

Disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Tony Edwards 

Visitor contact phone number

01797 223693

Shop hours

From the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in November
10am–2pm every Sunday

News and media from Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

Mayday Yellow Welly reaches Rye Harbour RNLI
yellow welly and Lifeboat operations manager and Dungeness crew member
Article Fundraising
Mayday Yellow Welly reaches Rye Harbour RNLI
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Rye Harbour RNLI rescues woman from river in multi-agency rescue
The lifeboat and its crew returning to the station with the casualty on board
Article Rescues
Rye Harbour RNLI rescues woman from river in multi-agency rescue
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Rye Harbour inshore lifeboat launches after reports of a broken down jet ski
operations manger in the boathouse with 6 volunteer crew
Article Lifeboats
Rye Harbour inshore lifeboat launches after reports of a broken down jet ski
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£1M training fund helps Rye Harbour RNLI lifesaver learn vital skills
Photo of Rye Harbour crew member Matt Ellis
Article Crew training
£1M training fund helps Rye Harbour RNLI lifesaver learn vital skills
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