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Welcome to

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:

Kayak – 18th August 2019

Latest Shouts / News

Three Calls for Whitstable Lifeboat

Three Calls for Whitstable Lifeboat

There have been three  calls on for Whitstable lifeboat over the weekend. On Saturday the lifeboat was launched at 6.04pm following a report of three persons and  a jet ski in difficulties with two of the crafts occupant in the water off Sea View Park, Swalecliffe....

Four Calls This Weeknd For Whitstable Lifeboat

Four Calls This Weeknd For Whitstable Lifeboat

There have been four calls on Whitstable RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crews over  weekend. At 10.30am on Saturday Whitstable's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco was launched following a report from the UK Coastguard of a 34ft motor cruiser broken down in the South Deep in The...

Two further  calls for Whitstable Lifeboat

Two further calls for Whitstable Lifeboat

Whitstable Lifeboat has been called out on two successive evenings so far this week. On Sunday evening the lifeboat was launched at 5.26pm following a report of 5 persons in the water and possibly in difficulties approximately 100-metres off the East quay of...

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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