How do you carry out a rescue in total darkness?

Our crews are ready to respond in any weather, at any time of the day or night – even when it’s pitch black. 

From navigation systems to echo sounders and radar, learn more about the equipment that keeps our crews safe while coordinating a search and rescue in the dark.

Across the UK and Ireland, a fleet of over 400 lifeboats are waiting for the call to rescue. Powered by our brave volunteers and your support, these lifeboats have saved countless lives across the years.

Learn more about our lifesaving fleet