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

6.43am 10 December 2017
6.25am 10 December 2017
7.02am 24 November 2017
4.53am 14 November 2017
2.49am 13 November 2017
6.58pm 2 November 2017
6.48pm 2 November 2017
11.15pm 28 October 2017
1.20am 17 October 2017
3.27pm 14 October 2017
6.19pm 8 October 2017
5.02pm 8 October 2017
3.34pm 8 October 2017
3.32pm 8 October 2017
8.23pm 23 September 2017
7.53pm 23 September 2017
5.49pm 7 September 2017
11.36pm 31 August 2017
11.25pm 31 August 2017
11.15pm 29 August 2017

Today's weather

2°C Snow
Min: -4°C
Max: 2°C
Get a 5-day forecast

Next tide

Sun 17 Dec
Low: 9:15pm 1.5m
High: 3:17am 5.0m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

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

Station phone number

01915 673536

Accessibility

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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News and media from Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Sunderland RNLI and Coastguard volunteers save 2 men from drowning in River Wear
Sunderland RNLI - Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat
Article Rescues
Sunderland RNLI and Coastguard volunteers save 2 men from drowning in River Wear
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Local youngster makes donation to Sunderland RNLI
Grace Haswell (left) and her mam Lorna Haswell with Sunderland RNLI volunteers
Article Fundraising
Local youngster makes donation to Sunderland RNLI
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Sunderland school pupils raise lifesaving amount for RNLI
Article Sea safety
Sunderland school pupils raise lifesaving amount for RNLI
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Sailing yacht receives help from Sunderland volunteers
lifeboat launched to assist a yacht which had suffered engine failure.
Video Lifeboats
Sailing yacht receives help from Sunderland volunteers
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