In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

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Whitstable Lifeboat Station

We operate an Atlantic 85

B-Class Inshore Lifeboat

All our crew are volunteers

and respond 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Number Of Rescues This Year

Last Shout:

Persons in a Dinghy – 16th July 2018

Latest Shouts / News

Launched to Three Persons in a Dinghy

The lifeboat was launched at 8.13pm on Monday after the UK Coastguard received several 999 calls reporting 3 people waving for help in a blue dinghy off Tankerton. The lifeboat located the persons aged between 17-25 years in the water 300-metres off the Tankerton Bay...

Whitstable Lifeboat assists Speedboat

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 6.30pm on Saturday evening to a report of a speedboat aground on a sandbank at the entrance to Windmill Creek off the Swale on south side of Sheppey. Two lifeboat crewmembers went  to assist the...

Whitstable Lifeboat Launched to Dinghy

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 9.25pm on Monday to a report of a dinghy with four persons onboard in difficulties off   The Ship public house, Herne Bay. The lifeboat arrived in the area and the crew spoke to the three occupants of two small...

Know the risks:

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Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.

In the UK, the majority of RNLI Lifeguard incidents involve rip currents. They are a major cause of accidental drowning on beaches all across the world.

The effect on the body of entering water 15°C and below is often underestimated. This shock can be the precursor to drowning.


Never put yourself at risk!

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