Southend Lifeboat Station

Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station

Southend Lifeboat Station has two boathouses, one at each end of Southend's 1.25 mile long pier. One houses a B class and a D class inshore lifeboat, while the other houses a D class lifeboat and a hovercraft.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station

3.00pm 6 May 2019
3.32pm 24 April 2019
1.41pm 25 March 2019
8.31am 4 March 2019
9.31am 26 February 2019
2.54am 10 February 2019
12.30pm 6 February 2019
3.34pm 24 January 2019
4.32pm 13 January 2019
2.26pm 8 January 2019
8.32pm 21 December 2018
8.32pm 21 December 2018
8.26pm 21 December 2018
5.17am 9 December 2018
1.42pm 11 November 2018
7.57am 4 November 2018
2.47pm 27 October 2018
10.47am 6 October 2018
10.47am 6 October 2018
4.48pm 28 September 2018

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 18°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Southend Lifeboat Station
Southend Pier
Essex
SS1 1EE

Station phone number

01702 467421

Accessibility

Disabled access (only offshore)

Visiting times

There is a viewing gallery at the station on the end of the Pier.

News and media from Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station

Sailor 'airflifted' from yacht by Southend RNLI's hovercraft
Photograph showing Southend's inshore lifeboat station with hovercraft and D-class lifeboat outside.
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Sailor 'airflifted' from yacht by Southend RNLI's hovercraft
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Southend RNLI launches to kite surfers in difficulty at the Shoebury Boom
Two of Southend's inshore lifeboats pictured on a station open day.
Article Rescue
Southend RNLI launches to kite surfers in difficulty at the Shoebury Boom
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Southend-on-Sea RNLI crew member rescues person in the water
A passing crew member saw a person in the water, and after contacting the coastguard, went in to recover them. The lifeboat crew arrived on scene, and administered casualty care. The casualty was then passed into the care of ambulance crew, and the lifeboat returned to station.
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Southend-on-Sea RNLI crew member rescues person in the water
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Hovercraft called to assist after a yacht is reported aground
Sheerness ILB making best speed.
Article Rescue
Hovercraft called to assist after a yacht is reported aground
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