Latest lifeboat launches

RNLI launch alerts are experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment - but our lifeboat volunteers are still running their 24/7 search and rescue service around our coasts.

Our IT department are investigating the issue and will have the system back up again as soon as possible.

RNLI lifeboats around the UK and Ireland are on call 24 hours a day, ready to respond to any emergency at sea.


  • Lifeboat launched within 24 hours
  • Lifeboat launched within 48 hours

With an average of 23 callouts a day, there's most likely a lifeboat out on a rescue right now.

This map shows which lifeboat stations have been out on a shout in the last 48 hours. The map is powered by the crew pager system.

See an overall view of recent lifeboat launches or select a lifeboat station on the map for more station information.