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

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Latest Shouts

RNLI Shout 09.12 📟

April 2nd, 2017

Both our D Class and Atlantic 85 lifeboats were launched to reports that a kayaker was in difficulties off Ogmore By Sea. Porthcawl Coastguard Team, Llantwit Major Coastguard Team and Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 187 were also tasked

RNLI Shout 16.50 📟

March 29th, 2017

D Class launched on service following reports of a person in possible difficulties in the water at Ogmore attempting to assist a sheep. Llantwit Major Coastguard Team were also tasked to this incident. We were

RNLI Shout 20.36 📟

March 20th, 2017

Our volunteers launched both lifeboats on service following reports that 3 people were in the water at Ogmore By Sea. Police had received a call from a person at Ogmore By Sea car park reporting

RNLI Shout 03.02 📟

March 20th, 2017

Both lifeboats launched on service to conduct a shoreline search of the coastline between Hutchwns Point and Ogmore River for a missing 14 year old. The lifeboats conducted a thorough search of the area. Other


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All the Latest News

Maesteg’s Mr RNLI retires at age 89

March 30th, 2017

Ken Lewis an RNLI volunteer fund raiser has decided to retire from active service due to mobility issues after almost 40

Porthcawl: Busiest RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Station in Wales 2016

March 29th, 2017

Figures released by the RNLI today show Porthcawl RNLI crew were again Wales' busiest inshore lifeboat station during 2016 in terms

Porthcawl RNLI Rescue Injured Horse Rider

March 16th, 2017

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard at 16:05 Wednesday 15th March following reports that a female horse rider



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Latest Events

Open Day – Rescue Display 2017

February 2nd, 2017

Samtampa and Mumbles Lifeboat Memorial Service

April 22nd, 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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