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people die

around the UK and Ireland coast each year. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


lifeboat launches

at Porthcawl in 2016. The busiest RNLI inshore lifeboat station in Wales! Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


rnli lifeguard incidents

involve rip currents. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater


average UK sea temp

cold water shock occurs below 15°C. Know what to do: #RespectTheWater

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.

Latest Shouts in Porthcawl

Shout 16.54 📟 – Launch 52/17

August 9th, 2017

Our Atlantic 85 was launched to a multi agency incident involving a despondent male. Our volunteer crew members were out for a total of nearly 6 hours (which included 2 crew changes) and were stood

Shout 16.22 📟 – Launch 50+51/17

August 8th, 2017

Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were launched on service following a report of 2 people in separate dinghy's drifting out to sea from Newton beach. The Atlantic 85 was first on scene and located

Shout 10.36 📟 – Launch 49/17

August 5th, 2017

Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to assist a sailing yacht with three people onboard approximately 1 mile South of Nash Point. The yacht had made a Pan Pan call as its sail had ripped

Shout 13.10 📟 – Launch 48/17

July 31st, 2017

UK Coastguard requested the launch of our Atlantic 85 lifeboat following a Mayday call from a motor cruiser on passage between Cardiff and Swansea. The vessel was taking on water with the source of ingress