Rye Lifeboat Station Hello Herbie II

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

6.32pm 18 November 2018
6.32pm 18 November 2018
9.11pm 17 November 2018
2.16am 15 September 2018
9.32am 9 September 2018
10.33pm 8 September 2018
5.46pm 6 August 2018
2.35pm 5 August 2018
4.23pm 14 July 2018
11.12am 5 July 2018
3.40pm 20 June 2018
3.33pm 20 June 2018
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

Today's weather

7°C Cloudy
Min: 5°C Max: 7°C
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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

Bringing the ‘Harvest Home’ to RNLI Rye Harbour and Hastings
A cheque is presented by 'Sparra' to RNLI volunteers from Rye Harbour and Hastings
Article Fundraising
Bringing the ‘Harvest Home’ to RNLI Rye Harbour and Hastings
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Dedicated, experienced senior helm retires from his post at Rye Harbour
three crew members in front of the boat
Article People
Dedicated, experienced senior helm retires from his post at Rye Harbour
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RNLI Rye Harbour lifeboat in night search
The lifeboat Hello Herbie II returns in darkness to the station at Rye Harbour
Article Rescue
RNLI Rye Harbour lifeboat in night search
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Ninety years on Rye Harbour remembers
A gathering of seventeen descendants of the men who died in the Mary Stanford disaster standing in Rye Harbour church
Article Heritage
Ninety years on Rye Harbour remembers
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