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

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Latest Shouts

Launch 18/19 – 📟 7.03pm

April 9th, 2019

Our Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to a surfer caught in the rip current at Rest Bay. He had been swept around the point in a South Easterly direction towards town. The lifeboat was quickly

Launch 17/19 – 📟 9.00am

April 3rd, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard following a report of two surfers caught in the rip current and swept around the point at Rest Bay. The crew arrived on scene to find the

Launch 15+16/19 – 📟 10.25am

March 24th, 2019

Both our Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard whilst out on training exercise to assist a yacht which had made a Pan Pan call after suffering engine difficulties in Sandy

Launch 13+14/19 – 📟 12.21am

March 22nd, 2019

Both Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were involved in a multi agency search in the Trecco Bay area following a tasking request by UK Coastguard.

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All the Latest News

Porthcawl Lifeboat the Busiest in Wales Supports the RNLI Mayday Campaign

April 14th, 2019

The latest RNLI rescue figures for 2018 reveal the busiest station in Wales was Porthcawl with 112 launches, the volunteer crew

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

April 8th, 2019

The latest RNLI rescue figures reveal there were 1,100 lifeboat launches at Wales’ 30 lifeboat stations in 2018, with 1,216 people

Jez Perkins takes on Everest base camp challenge for the RNLI

January 25th, 2019

Between 7 to 24 March this year Jez Perkins will climb to Everest base camp while raising funds for the RNLI

OUR VEHICLES

MEET THE MONSTER

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

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Latest Events

#RescueFest2019

July 28th, 2019

Porthcawl Fashion & Food Festival 2019

September 7th, 2019

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.

risk-rip

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

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