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. 

Your generosity powers our lifeboat launches

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.

There are over 5,500 volunteer crew members supported by over 3,500 shore crew volunteers around the UK and Ireland who are on call 24/7, ready to launch at a moment’s notice. They all selflessly sacrifice precious time with family and friends to go to the rescue of people whose lives may depend on them, so that they can bring them home safely to their loved ones. 

More and more people are visiting the coast and needing our help, and too many are still drowning. But our income is down. And if our lifeboat crews have any hope of reaching people safely and in time, they need vital training, protective kit, well-equipped lifeboat stations and the fastest lifeboats. These things make all the difference when lives are on the line.

To help our lifeboat crews weather the storm, please visit our emergency appeal pages and donate whatever you can today. Your support will make a lifesaving difference. Not only to the people we rescue and their loved ones, but to our lifesavers and their families too. And means we will be there for you and yours for generations to come.

*The average number of RNLI lifeboat launches a day is based on 2018 rescue statistics.

Latest lifeboat launches