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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:

Reports of person i the water – 9th July 2020

Latest Shouts / News

Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Assists Angling Boat

Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Assists Angling Boat

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco was launched on Tuesday morning to assist a 17-foot angling boat that had broken down and was taking on water a 1/2-mile east of Herne Bay Harbour. Lifeboat helmsman Rob Judge said “We launched at 10.05am and on arrival at...

Two calls for Whitstable lifeboat crews

Two calls for Whitstable lifeboat crews

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco was launched at 8.19pm on Monday evening to assist the Herne Bay Coastguard Unit who had a kayak, that appeared to be in difficulties, under observation off Hampton. On arrival at the scene the lifeboat crew found that the...

Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Assists Dory

Whitstable RNLI Lifeboat Assists Dory

The Whitstable Atlantic 85 lifeboat Lewisco was launched on Tuesday afternoon on its 5th call of the year and the 3rd in the last week. Lifeboat Operations Manger Mike Judge said “The lifeboat was launched at around 4.40pm to assist a 14ft Dory that had run out of...

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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To find out more or to book your visit pleae call:

David Hayward on 07835 929110

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