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

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
11.05pm 29 August 2017
5.43pm 27 August 2017
5.30pm 23 August 2017
5.24pm 23 August 2017
5.46am 13 August 2017
10.03pm 7 August 2017
9.27am 4 August 2017
5.10pm 29 July 2017

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 10°C
Max: 12°C
Get a 5-day forecast

Next tide

Sun 22 Oct
High: 5:50pm 5.2m
Low: 11:58pm 1.3m
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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 school pupils raise lifesaving amount for RNLI
Article Sea safety
Sunderland school pupils raise lifesaving amount for RNLI
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Sunderland volunteers help two people on a broken-down jetski
Inshore lifeboat launched to assist a jetski which had broken down jetski off Seaburn. The ski was taken in tow and returned to Potato Garth slipway.
Video Lifeboats
Sunderland volunteers help two people on a broken-down jetski
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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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'Respect the Water' during busiest time of year at north of England coast
Article Sea safety
'Respect the Water' during busiest time of year at north of England coast
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