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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

Three Launches For Whitstable Lifeboat

There have been three calls on the Whitstable Lifeboat over the weekend. On Saturday evening the lifeboat was launched at 6.08pm to assist a broken down jet ski with 2 persons onboard about 50-metres from the harbour ramp. The jet ski and it's occupants were assisted...

Model Boats and Ships Fill Whitstable Lifeboat Station

The Whitstable Lifeboat found itself ousted from its own boathouse to make way for much smaller craft when the Heron Model Boat Club held their annual show at the station on Sunday. The Herne Bay based club have held the show in the boathouse for well over...

Lifeboat Launched to Assist Yacht

Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat was launched at 2.43pm on Sunday following a report of a vessel that had broken down in the entrance to Oare Creek, Faversham. However shortly after launching it was confirmed that the casualty vessel was safely ashore and the...

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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