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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 This Year

Last Shout:

Despondant Person – 13th October 2018

Latest Shouts / News

A Busy Weekend for Whitstable Lifeboat

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was called to five incidents over the weekend. The first was at 1730 on Friday afternoon, when the lifeboat launched to assist a speedboat reported to be in difficulties off the beach at Tankerton. However on arrival it was...

Lifeboat Launched to Drifting Infalatable

The lifeboat was launched Tuesday afternoon to reports of an inflatable dinghy being blown offshore from Leysdown Beach. On arriving at the scene the dinghy was quickly located and taken aboard the lifeboat. The lifeboat then approached the shore under information...

Lifeboat Launched to Becalmed Yacht

Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat was launched at 1.17pm on Saturday to a report of a 21-foot yacht becalmed and  broken down with engine problems 1-mile North of The Columbine in the entrance to the Swale. A lifeboat crewmember went onboard the casualty vessel which...

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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