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Latest Shouts

Shout 14.17 📟 – Launch 25/18

April 15th, 2018

The D Class lifeboat was launched following reports of windsurfers in difficulty in Newton Bay. Once on scene the crew found one windsurfer had made it ashore whilst a second needed further assistance as his

Shout 16.56 📟 – Launch 23+24/18

April 14th, 2018

Both lifeboats were launched at the request of UK Coastguard following reports of two people and a dog cut off by the tide near Monknash. Both the D Class and Atlantic 85 lifeboats were launched to locate

Shout 13.20 📟 – Launch 22/18

April 14th, 2018

Our Atlantic 85 was launched to a broken down fishing boat off Stout Point near Llantwit Major. Lifeboat crewman James Kinsella was transferred aboard the casualty vessel to assist in securing a tow line and

Shout 21.21 📟 – Launch 20+21/18

April 7th, 2018

Both our Atlantic 85 (Porthcawl Lifeboat) and D Class (Porthcawl ILB) were launched at the request of UK Coastguard to search for and assist two people cut off by the incoming tide in darkness near

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All the Latest News

Porthcawl’s lifeboats launch to three seperate incidents over weekend

April 16th, 2018

The weekend proved a busy time for Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat volunteers. Two shouts on Saturday, first to a broken down vessel,

RNLI Volunteer Chairman Retires

February 12th, 2018

John Abraham, Chairman of Porthcawl RNLI committee has decided to retire following 20 successful years volunteering for the charity. His role

Safety message from Welsh RNLI volunteers ready to drop everything at Christmas

December 22nd, 2017

RNLI volunteers at the 30 lifeboat stations in Wales will be on standby this Christmas to drop everything to rescue anyone

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

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Latest Events

Porthcawl RNLI 4th Annual Charity Walk

September 9th, 2018

Porthcawl RNLI Fundraising Branch AGM 2018

May 8th, 2018

Know the risks:

risk-shock

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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