RESPECT THE WATER

IF YOU FALL INTO WATER UNEXPECTEDLY FIGHT YOUR INSTINCT. RELAX AND FLOAT ON YOUR BACK. FLOAT TO LIVE.

IF YOU SEE SOMEONE IN TROUBLE AT THE COAST, CALL 999 OR 112 AND ASK FOR THE COASTGUARD.

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

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Latest Shouts

Launch 11/20 – 📟 6.47am

May 30th, 2020

Tasked by UK Coastguard to a kayaker who had capsized between Newton and Tusker Rock and been unable to get back onto his kayak. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service locating the kayaker,

Launch 10/20 – 📟 3.03pm

May 28th, 2020

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our D Class lifeboat to a report of a swimmer in difficulty at Trecco Bay. The swimmer had made it to shore requiring no further assistance shortly before the

Launch 8+9/20 – 📟 4.07pm

May 25th, 2020

UK Coastguard requested the launch of both the Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats to assist with a multiagency search in the Porthcawl area. All was satisfactorily resolved after around 45 minutes of searching and

Launch 7/20 – 📟 2.46pm

April 4th, 2020

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew and Porthcawl Coastguard Team to a report of a person in difficulty around the point at Rest Bay. On arrival on scene, the coastguard team met with the first

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All the Latest News

Stop. Think. Stay Safe. RNLI in Wales issues important safety advice as Welsh Government announces latest lockdown changes

May 29th, 2020

The RNLI in Wales has reacted to the Welsh Government’s plans for easing lockdown with an important safety warning. The Government’s

Do not head to the coast this weekend – Stay home to save lives

April 4th, 2020

It might be tempting to head to the coast this weekend, but please remember to follow Government instructions: stay home to

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer launches online gym classes to keep the community fit

March 26th, 2020

Local gym owner and Porthcawl RNLI crew member Gareth Charnock has launched live online gym classes open to the whole community

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June 14th, 2020

Know the risks:

risk-shock

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

risk-intowater

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

risk-rip

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

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