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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 For 2020

Last Shout:

Reports of person i the water – 9th July 2020

Latest Shouts / News

Liam gets the seal of approval for his first call as trainee helm

Liam gets the seal of approval for his first call as trainee helm

Most lifeboat crew members will have a vivid memory of their first ‘shout’ and for trainee helmsman Liam Sidders his first call at the helm of Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat certainly got the seal of approval on Thursday. Launching at 2.38pm to a report of a person...

Whitstable RNLI lifeboat launched to dinghy

Whitstable RNLI lifeboat launched to dinghy

An inflatable dinghy with one adult and two children onboard had to be brought ashore by the Whitstable Atlantic 85 RNLI lifeboat after the craft drifted offshore in south westerly force 4 winds from Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey on Tuesday afternoon. Launching at 3.10pm...

Whitstable RNLI lifeboat twice called to assist motor cruiser

Whitstable RNLI lifeboat twice called to assist motor cruiser

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 RNLI Lifeboat Lewisco was called to assist the same motor cruiser twice over the weekend. The lifeboat was launched first on Friday afternoon at 2.50pm following a report from the UK Coastguard of a 30-foot vessel with engine failure moored...

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!

We welcome school and club visits to the station.

To find out more or to book your visit pleae call:

David Hayward on 07835 929110

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