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Latest Shouts

Shout 22.34 📟 – Launch 85/18

August 7th, 2018

Our D Class lifeboat was launched on service following a report a person had entered the water at Sandy Bay (Coney Beach) in the dark. After a brief search it was established the person was

Shout 18.55 📟 – Launch 84/18

August 5th, 2018

Our Atlantic 85 was launched on service to two girls in an inflatable dinghy off Newton Point. Having originally entered the water on Sandy Bay (Coney Beach) they found themselves blown out to sea and off

Shout 14.17 📟 – Launch 82+83/18

August 1st, 2018

Our volunteer crew launched our Atlantic 85 on service at the request of UK Coastguard to a MAYDAY call which they had broadcast. Our colleagues at RNLI Lifeguards South East Wales and the National Coastwatch Institution - Porthcawl had

Shout 20.49 📟 – Launch 81/18

July 28th, 2018

Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service in strong winds and rough seas on Saturday evening following a report of a kayaker in difficulty at Ogmore By Sea. Llantwit Major Coastguard were also tasked to

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All the Latest News

Saving Lives at Sea is back: RNLI lifesavers return to our screens

August 10th, 2018

The BBC series Saving Lives at Sea, demonstrating the lifesaving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), will once again

Porthcawl RNLI crews heading towards the busiest year ever

August 1st, 2018

Volunteer lifeboat crews have launched lifeboats at Porthcawl over eighty times already this year. This is well ahead of any previous

Porthcawl and Barry Dock Lifeboats Respond to MAYDAY

July 25th, 2018

At 8.10pm yesterday evening (Tues 24/07/18) - Porthcawl and Barry Dock RNLI lifeboats launched to a 53ft yacht which had made

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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 Fashion and Food Festival 2018

September 3rd, 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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