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Father and Son Lifeboat Crew Launch on Rescue Mission

Date: May 29th, 2019 00:00

Porthcawl RNLI volunteers were paged at lunchtime on Sunday 26 May following the report of a yacht in difficulty approximately two and half miles off Porthcawl. The twenty three feet sailing boat with three persons

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Beth Foot Forward Around Britain

Date: April 28th, 2019 00:00

A special visitor arrived at Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station on Sunday 28 April 2019. Beth Wickes, who is walking the GB mainland coast, started the next leg of her journey at Porthcawl heading to Port

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Porthcawl Lifeboat the Busiest in Wales Supports the RNLI Mayday Campaign

Date: April 14th, 2019 00:00

The latest RNLI rescue figures for 2018 reveal the busiest station in Wales was Porthcawl with 112 launches, the volunteer crew also rescued more people than any other station across Wales - 144 people in

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Wales prepares to give it some welly and answer the RNLI’s Mayday call

Date: April 8th, 2019 00:00

The latest RNLI rescue figures reveal there were 1,100 lifeboat launches at Wales’ 30 lifeboat stations in 2018, with 1,216 people aided between Flint and Penarth.   The RNLI is now calling on the people of

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Jez Perkins takes on Everest base camp challenge for the RNLI

Date: January 25th, 2019 00:00

Between 7 to 24 March this year Jez Perkins will climb to Everest base camp while raising funds for the RNLI towards Saving Lives At Sea. Jez recently called into the lifeboat station at Porthcawl

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Green laser light causes distraction for Porthcawl RNLI crew

Date: January 8th, 2019 00:00

Whilst returning from a multi-agency search on Sunday evening, volunteer crew from Porthcawl RNLI were repeatedly dazzled by a green laser light. Helm of Porthcawl’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat Joe Missen said, “The crew reported being

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Latest Shouts

801, 2020

Launch 1/20 – 📟 3.12pm

January 8th, 2020

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to a surfer in difficulty on the Vale of Glamorgan coastline. A surfer had been swept around a headland by a rip current and was trapped by

1812, 2019

Launch 98+99/19 – 📟 5.01am

December 18th, 2019

Our volunteer crew were paged by UK Coastguard to join RNLI Port Talbot’s D Class lifeboat in a search for a fishing boat which had encountered engine difficulties and been swept onto the shore. Both Porthcawl's Atlantic

Latest Events

CANCELLED – #RescueFestivity 2019 – Father Christmas arriving on Porthcawl Lifeboat

December 14th, 2019

CANCELLED - Father Christmas arriving by Porthcawl Lifeboat Sat 14th Dec 6pm Sadly we have taken the decision to cancel due to forecasted bad weather. Whilst our volunteer crews are ready to launch 24/7 in