In an emergency call 999 and ask for the Coastguard

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

Two Calls for Whitstable Lifeboat

Two Calls for Whitstable Lifeboat

There were two calls on the Whitstable’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat on Saturday 6th Juy 2019 The lifeboat was launched first at 12.09pm following a report from the UK Coastguard of EPIRB activation (emergency position-indicating radio beacon which signals maritime distress)...

Two Generous Donations Help to Keep Whitstable Lifeboat in Service

Two Generous Donations Help to Keep Whitstable Lifeboat in Service

As with any charity the RNLI and Whitstable Lifeboat are dependant on the efforts of those who tirelessly work to support the institution and its volunteer crews, not only the volunteer fundraisers within the organization but those who support the RNLI from outside....

Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Yacht

Whitstable Lifeboat Assists Yacht

Whitstable's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 6.27pm on Monday to a report of a 19-foot yacht with one person onboard drifting and at risk of running aground in the Swale off Faversham Creek. The lifeboat crew located the casualty vessel in the approaches...

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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Whitstable, Kent. CT5 1AB


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