Frequently asked questions

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the RNLI and our lifesaving work. 

If you have a question that isn’t included in our FAQs, please contact us – we’ll be delighted to help.

Read our general FAQs
General FAQs
Get answers to our most frequently asked general questions.
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Read our lifeboat FAQs
Lifeboat FAQs
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about our lifeboats.
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Read our lifeguard FAQs
Lifeguard FAQs
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about our lifeguards.
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read our international faqs
International FAQs

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the RNLI's international development work.

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Read our membership FAQs
Membership FAQs
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about RNLI membership.
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Read our RNLI College FAQs
RNLI College FAQs
Get answers to our most frequently asked questions about RNLI College.
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Read our Chief Executive salary FAQs
Chief executive salary FAQs
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about our chief executive’s salary.
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