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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 41/19 – 📟 2.22pm

June 16th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of the D Class lifeboat to assist with a multi agency incident.

Launch 40/19 – 📟 8.12pm

June 15th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 lifeboat following a report from a concerned member of the public regarding two paddleboarders off Newton Point. The paddleboarders appeared to be struggling in the conditions.

Launch 39/19 – 📟 1.08pm

June 5th, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a kite surfer who had got into difficulty near Newton Point. The incident had been reported to UK Coastguard by National Coastwatch Institution - Porthcawl with footage from

Launch 38/19 – 📟 1.10pm

May 26th, 2019

UK Coastguard requested the launch of the Atlantic 85 lifeboat to a 23ft yacht 2.5Nm south west of Porthcawl with three people onboard. The yacht was struggling against the tide under sail and had engine

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All the Latest News

Father and Son Lifeboat Crew Launch on Rescue Mission

May 29th, 2019

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers were paged at lunchtime on Sunday 26 May following the report of a yacht in difficulty approximately two

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

OUR VEHICLES

MEET THE MONSTER

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

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Latest Events

Rescue Fest 2019 #RescueFest2019

July 28th, 2019

Porthcawl Fashion & Food Festival 2019

September 7th, 2019

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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