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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:

Overturned Dinghy – 20th June 2018

Latest Shouts / News

Two Rescued after Dinghy Overturns Off Reculver

Two anglers had to be rescued in a joint operation involving lifeboats from Whitstable and Margate, the Herne Bay Coastguard Rescue Team and the South East Coast Ambulance Service after their 14-foot dinghy was overwhelmed by a wave off Reculver between...

Whitstable Lifeboat Launched to Person in the Water

Whitstable Lifeboat was launched at 3.20pm on Wednesday following a report of a person in the water possibly holding a dog off Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey. The lifeboat arrived at the scene and along with the Sheppey Coastguard commenced a search of the area. The...

Richard Retires After 38 Years With The Whitstable Lifeboat Crew

A long serving member of the Whitstable Lifeboat Station has retired from the crew after 38-years of service to the RNLI. Lifeboat Helmsman Richard Judge joined as a launcher in 1980 following his father Mike into the crew at the age of 17 and then...

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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