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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 2019

Last Shout:

Broken Down Angling Boat – 26th October 2019

Latest Shouts / News

Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Assists Occupants of a Yacht

Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Assists Occupants of a Yacht

Whitstable RNLI’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 5.15 on Saturday afternoon to assist the two occupants of a yacht aground on the Horse Sands in the entrance to The Swale off Faversham Creek. Lifeboat Helmsman Dave Parry said “Initially the report was to...

Three Launches for Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat

Three Launches for Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat

Whitstable's Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco has been launched on three  occasions in the last week. On Thursday 8th August in the afternoon at 3.07 the lifeboat responded to a report of two children aged 13-years being blown seawards in an inflatable beach toy off...

Whitstable Lifeboat Launched To Assist Jet Ski

Whitstable Lifeboat Launched To Assist Jet Ski

Whitstable RNLI's Atlantic 85 Lifeboat Lewisco was launched  at 4.15pm on Tuesday 6th August following a  report of broken down jet ski, with one person  on board and another swimming for shore off Herne Bay. The lifeboat arrived on scene just as the swimmer was...

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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