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 97/19 – 📟 3.52pm

December 1st, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard following a report 2 surfers were struggling against the current and being swept around Hutchwns Point from Rest Bay. As the lifeboat arrived on scene we found

Launch 95+96/19 – 📟 1.56pm

November 23rd, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a group of 6 people and 2 dogs who were cut off by the tide at Nash Point. The group had walked from Llantwit Major along

Launch 94/19 – 📟 11.40am

November 4th, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct a search off Ogmore By Sea to investigate reports of an object in the water. The crew launched our Atlantic 85 lifeboat and whilst searching

Launch 93/19 – 📟 3.00pm

October 27th, 2019

Our Atlantic 85, Rose Of The Shires was launched on service to a report a surfer had been swept around the point at Rest Bay. UK Coastguard had been alerted to the incident by the National

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All the Latest News

Fundraisers and crew attend the funeral of ‘Mr RNLI’

December 11th, 2019

It was with much sadness representatives from our fundraisers and crew attended the funeral of Ken Lewis earlier this week. Ken

Welsh RNLI volunteers brace themselves for festive season

December 10th, 2019

As the festive season approaches, the RNLI in Wales is issuing its own call for help, as new figures show Christmas

Porthcawl RNLI Active Supporting Membership Scheme Launched

November 6th, 2019

Porthcawl RNLI's Fundraising and Events Group has launched a new Active Supporting Membership Scheme. Membership forms to become an Active Supporting

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MEET THE MONSTER

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

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Porthcawl RNLI Carol Service

December 11th, 2019

Know the risks:

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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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