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 6/20 – 📟 1.17pm

March 8th, 2020

Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to assist with a multi agency incident in the Vale of Glamorgan area.

Launch 5/20 – 📟 1.09pm

March 7th, 2020

UK Coastguard tasked our volunteer crew to a windsurfer in difficulty in Newton Bay. The inital report had come from Porthcawl NCI. The D Class lifeboat was launched on service and located the casualty who

Launch 3+4/20 – 📟 6.02pm

February 13th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a report 2 people were cut off by the incoming tide at Southerndown. The casualties were disorientated and unsure of their exact location. Both our Atlantic

Launch 2/20 – 📟 11.22am

February 5th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to assist a casualty who had fallen from a horse close to the waters edge near the Ogmore river mouth. Our crew were first to arrive on

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We Need Your Support: We are independent of the Coastguard and separate from government. 92% of our total income comes from donations like yours.

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All the Latest News

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

Safety advice for coastal visitors during COVID-19 outbreak

March 20th, 2020

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is urging anyone planning a visit to the coast this weekend to stay safe and

Covid-19 Update

March 17th, 2020

Given the current situation with COVID-19 our lifeboat station is closed to all visitors but will remain operational 24/7. All organised

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MEET THE MONSTER

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

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Latest Events

CANCELLED – #RESCUEFEST2020

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.

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

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