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

8.39pm 17 September 2019
12.00am 16 September 2019
1.26am 15 September 2019
1.21pm 14 September 2019
5.44pm 4 September 2019
4.31pm 1 September 2019
3.51pm 29 August 2019
8.48pm 26 August 2019
5.27pm 26 August 2019
1.31am 26 August 2019
11.00am 25 August 2019
8.07pm 23 August 2019
8.07pm 23 August 2019
8.07pm 23 August 2019
10.16am 21 August 2019
6.36pm 20 August 2019
7.07am 19 August 2019
9.57pm 15 August 2019
12.10pm 11 August 2019
9.25pm 10 August 2019

Today's weather

18°C Cloudy
Min: 12°C Max: 18°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

Sunderland RNLI rescue two fishermen cut off by the tide
Sunderland RNLI D Class Inshore Lifeboat at sea
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Sunderland RNLI rescue two fishermen cut off by the tide
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Sunderland RNLI rescue two fisherman cut off by the tide
Sunderland RNLI rescued two fisherman who has been caught out by the incoming tide
Video Lifeboats
Sunderland RNLI rescue two fisherman cut off by the tide
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RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat assist with diving boat in Roker
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RNLI lifeguards and lifeboat assist with diving boat in Roker
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Sunderland RNLI launching lifeboat
A short video showing the work of Sunderland RNLI
Video Crew training
Sunderland RNLI launching lifeboat
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