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

2.31pm 13 June 2021
10.44am 3 June 2021
11.29am 28 May 2021
10.12am 14 May 2021
8.29am 2 May 2021
5.14pm 6 April 2021
4.13pm 1 April 2021
12.37pm 14 September 2020
12.20pm 26 August 2020
2.38pm 11 August 2020
2.38pm 11 August 2020
12.51pm 10 August 2020
4.10pm 9 August 2020
12.18pm 3 August 2020
2.49pm 31 July 2020
10.53am 12 July 2020
4.28pm 2 July 2020
11.16am 24 June 2020
5.00pm 2 June 2020
1.33pm 8 April 2020

Today's weather

21°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 21°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

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

Station phone number

01797 223693


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

In the foreground the lifeboat Hello Herbie II and in its foamy wake the cabin cruiser Neva Pearl under tow
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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?