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RNLI Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Sunderland is the oldest lifeboat station, celebrating over 200 years as a station. The first experimental motor lifeboat in the RNLI’s fleet operated from here and today the station has two inshore lifeboats – an Atlantic 85 and a D class.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Sunderland Lifeboat Station

5.29am 26 November 2023
9.59pm 16 November 2023
9.38pm 6 November 2023
5.50am 8 October 2023
6.51pm 24 September 2023
8.47pm 19 September 2023
1.42pm 8 September 2023
4.57pm 4 September 2023
3.34pm 4 September 2023
3.24pm 4 September 2023
6.58am 1 September 2023
4.11am 27 August 2023
1.02pm 13 August 2023
12.59pm 13 August 2023
4.09am 13 August 2023
3.44pm 6 August 2023
2.23pm 31 July 2023
10.03pm 26 July 2023
11.34am 14 July 2023
4.31pm 13 July 2023

Today's weather

2°C Rain
Min: 1°C Max: 2°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Sunderland Lifeboat Station
Marine Activity Centre
North Dock
Tyne & Wear
SR6 0PW 

Station phone number

01915 673536


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access 

Visiting times

9am–12pm Sunday or 7pm–9pm Tuesday
Groups by appointment only
Don't miss: crew training 7pm Tuesday and 9am Sunday

Visitor contact

Jayne Ingham

Visitor contact phone number

07801 099303

Shop hours

February-Mid December
Monday 10am-1pm
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Shop phone number

01915 674395

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