In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

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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:

Broken Down Angling Boat – 26th October 2019

Latest Shouts / News

Fish and Chips and Ukulele’s at Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat

Fish and Chips and Ukulele’s at Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat

Around £300 has been raised for funds at the Whitstable lifeboat station following a 'fish and chip' evening held in the boathouse on Friday. Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was temporarily ousted from its boathouse and replaced by a hall full of dinners who in addition...

Two More Calls for Whitstable lifeboat

Two More Calls for Whitstable lifeboat

There have been two more calls for the Whitstable lifeboat during the last week. On Friday the lifeboat was launched at midday following a report from the UK Coastguard of two persons in an inflatable dinghy sinking off Harty Ferry in The Swale. The crew located the...

Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Yacht

Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Yacht

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 2.32pm on Wednesday to assist a yacht aground off Shellness, Isle of Sheppey. The lifeboat arrived at the scene to find a 23-foot yacht with one person onboard aground on the north side of the Columbine Bank...

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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