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Aran Islands RNLI’s Severn class lifeboat, David Kirkaldy 17-06, powering through rough seas

Latest lifeboat launches

Check our map for the latest lifeboat launches around the UK and Ireland. Our lifeboat crews aid an average of 29 people a day, so there’s most likely a lifeboat crew out right now saving lives.

Powered by our crew pager system, the map shows recent lifeboat launches from our coastal and inland lifeboat stations in the last 48 hours.

You can see if your local lifeboat station has had a recent lifeboat launch. Or just get an overall view of RNLI latest launches across the UK and Ireland. By selecting a lifeboat launch on the map, you can find out the name of the lifeboat station and the time and date of the lifeboat launch. You can also visit the lifeboat station’s page to discover more about it.

In over 200 years of RNLI lifesaving, a lot has changed, including our lifeboats. Let's take a closer look at how far we've come.

1927 Prince of Wales visits Hasting Lifeboat Stations - bunting over the boat

2024: Marking 200 years of lifesaving

Take a look at what we have planned and find out how you can get involved in the celebrations.

We can only launch with your support

RNLI lifeboat launches are powered by you, our generous supporters. Without you, our brave lifeboat volunteers couldn’t save lives at sea. You’re behind every life saved and every family reunited. Thank you for making every lifeboat launch possible.

269 lives saved in 2023

9,192 lifeboat launches in 2023

146,000+ lives saved in RNLI history - and counting

29 people aided by our crews every day on average