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

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Latest Shouts

Shout 16.54 📟 – Launch 52/17

August 9th, 2017

Our Atlantic 85 was launched to a multi agency incident involving a despondent male. Our volunteer crew members were out for a total of nearly 6 hours (which included 2 crew changes) and were stood

Shout 16.22 📟 – Launch 50+51/17

August 8th, 2017

Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were launched on service following a report of 2 people in separate dinghy's drifting out to sea from Newton beach. The Atlantic 85 was first on scene and located

Shout 10.36 📟 – Launch 49/17

August 5th, 2017

Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to assist a sailing yacht with three people onboard approximately 1 mile South of Nash Point. The yacht had made a Pan Pan call as its sail had ripped

Shout 13.10 📟 – Launch 48/17

July 31st, 2017

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 lifeboat following a Mayday call from a motor cruiser on passage between Cardiff and Swansea. The vessel was taking on water with the source of ingress


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All the Latest News

BBC series Saving Lives at Sea to air from Wednesday 16 August at 8pm on BBC Two

August 9th, 2017

Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat crew members are to feature in the 12-part documentary series which will show real rescues carried out by

Coffi Co Sets £10,000 Fundraising Target for Porthcawl RNLI

August 7th, 2017

One of Porthcawl RNLI's new neighbours has set themselves a target to raise £10,000 for the lifeboat station. Having been open

Porthcawl RNLI respond to Mayday call

August 1st, 2017

The UK Coastguard Agency paged Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew at 13:10 on Monday 31st July following a Mayday call from a



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Latest Events

3rd Porthcawl RNLI Charity Walk

September 10th, 2017

Know the risks:


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


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


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

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