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.


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  • 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.

Featured rescues

Weston-super-Mare crew members Paul Sargent Liam McDermott and Dave Ridout
Seconds away from drowning
A routine rescue turns into a race against time for the lifesavers at Weston-super-Mare. Can they rescue the casualties before the sea takes them?
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Emma holds Louis's hand in the hospital
A parent's worst nightmare
View from helmet camera: West Kirby lifeboat crew racing to the rescue of nine people and a dog cut off by a high spring tide
Nine lives on the line in a flooding spring tide
St Davids Crew Member Mike Chant, onboard the Tamar’s daughter Y-boat
A rock and a hard place

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372 Lives saved in 2019

8,941 Lifeboat launches in 2019

143,100 Lives saved in RNLI history - and counting

Latest lifeboat launches