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FLOAT TO LIVE. IF YOU FALL INTO THE WATER GIVE YOURSELF A FLOATING CHANCE.

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Around 190 people die each year at the UK and Irish Coasts.

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Latest Shouts

Launch 36+37/19 – 📟 6.58pm

May 20th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our lifeboats to persons believed to be cut off by tide between St Donats Bay and Tresillian Bay. Area searched alongside our colleagues from Llantwit Major Coastguard with no

Launch 34+35/19 – 📟 1.54pm

May 18th, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a yacht aground at Llantwit Major Beach. Both lifeboats attended and provided assistance to those onboard the yacht. The yacht was refloated by towing it clear

Launch 32+33/19 – 📟 11.10am

May 5th, 2019

Both lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct a search off the seafront following a report of an object in the water. The lifeboats searched the area and noted several logs, branches and a

Launch 31/19 – 📟 2.41pm

May 4th, 2019

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to assist three kayakers who were struggling against the tide and wind North of Tusker Rock. The kayakers were being monitored on CCTV by National Coastwatch Institution - Porthcawl with the

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We Need Your Support: We are independent of the Coastguard and separate from government. 92% of our total income comes from donations like yours.

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All the Latest News

Beth Foot Forward Around Britain

April 28th, 2019

A special visitor arrived at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station on Sunday 28 April 2019. Beth Wickes, who is walking the GB

Porthcawl Lifeboat the Busiest in Wales Supports the RNLI Mayday Campaign

April 14th, 2019

The latest RNLI rescue figures for 2018 reveal the busiest station in Wales was Porthcawl with 112 launches, the volunteer crew

Wales prepares to give it some welly and answer the RNLI’s Mayday call

April 8th, 2019

The latest RNLI rescue figures reveal there were 1,100 lifeboat launches at Wales’ 30 lifeboat stations in 2018, with 1,216 people

OUR VEHICLES

MEET THE MONSTER

Get acquainted with our Talus Tractor with a full list of specifications

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Latest Events

#RescueFest2019

July 28th, 2019

Porthcawl Fashion & Food Festival 2019

September 7th, 2019

Porthcawl RNLI Fundraising and Events Group AGM

May 13th, 2019

Know the risks:

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The temperature of our waters can steal the air from your lungs and leave you helpless in seconds.

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Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.

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Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

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