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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 2019

Last Shout:

Missing Person – 10th May 2019

Latest Shouts / News

Whitstable Lifeboat in Night Search

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 11.57pm on Thursday to assist in a search for a missing male in the area of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey. The lifeboat commenced a search of the shoreline and water off Shellness, Leysdown and Warden Point but...

RNLI Releases Whitstable Lifeboat Station Launch Statistics

The service statistics for Whitstable Lifeboat Station in 2018 have just been released by the RNLI and credit the station launching its Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat to 47 calls and in the course of so doing, assisting 35 persons and saving two lives. Whitstable...

Whitstable Lifeboat Station Easter Fair

There were plenty of hot cross buns and Easter eggs on offer when Whitstable lifeboat station held it's annual Easter fair in the boat hall on Good Friday. Diane Randall, Acting Chairman of the Whitstable RNLI fund-raising branch said “The Easter fair has been a long...

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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