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

6.15pm 20 March 2019
7.25am 19 March 2019
5.35pm 14 March 2019
3.25am 13 March 2019
3.54pm 9 March 2019
3.35pm 9 March 2019
3.35pm 9 March 2019
8.31am 4 March 2019
11.46pm 27 February 2019
7.26pm 27 February 2019
8.00pm 22 February 2019
4.25am 21 February 2019
7.20am 11 February 2019
7.25pm 24 January 2019
11.19am 15 January 2019
11.21pm 5 January 2019
6.36pm 5 January 2019
1.26am 5 January 2019
6.41pm 4 January 2019
8.31am 1 January 2019

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 12°C
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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

Local bar throws New Year’s Eve bash in aid of Sunderland RNLI
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Local bar throws New Year’s Eve bash in aid of Sunderland RNLI
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Sunderland RNLI provide safety cover for firefighters
Sunderland RNLI D class inshore lifeboat was tasked to provide safety cover to fire fighters who were dealing with a fishing vessel on fire.
The lifeboat stood by and provided support while the fire fighters worked for 3 hours to extinguish the fire.
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Sunderland RNLI launch to assist a broken down yacht
Sunderland RNLI lifeboat launched to assist 2 men and a dog onboard a yacht which had broken down 1m SE of Sunderland.
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Sunderland RNLI launch to assist a broken down yacht
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Sunderland RNLI host annual Harbour Day
RNLI mascot Stormy Stan helping out during last years Harbour Day
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Sunderland RNLI host annual Harbour Day
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