Latest lifeboat launches

Check our map for the latest lifeboat launches around the UK and Ireland. With an average of 24 RNLI lifeboat launches a day, there’s most likely a lifeboat crew out right now saving lives.


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

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.

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.

372 Lives saved in 2019

8,941 Lifeboat launches in 2019

143,100 Lives saved in RNLI history - and counting

Please help bring the crew home safe

The health crisis has hit our charity hard. The drop in our income is expected to be millions - money that would usually help keep our volunteer lifeboat crews trained and equipped. And now there's the extra cost of essential PPE like face masks and gloves. Yet our lifeboat volunteers are busier than ever. 

This Christmas, they’ll be on call 24/7, ready and willing to save lives. Just as they have been throughout the health crisis. They will launch around 100 times, leaving their own loved ones at a moment’s notice to rescue someone else’s. Will you be the lifesaver they need to bring each other - and those they rescue - home safe? Your kind gift, no matter how much, will be the best Christmas present they, and their families, could receive. Thank you.

Latest lifeboat launches