RESPECT THE WATER

IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING IN THE WATER, LEAN BACK AND FLOAT ON YOUR BACK, EXTENDING YOUR ARMS AND LEGS. FLOAT TO LIVE.

IN A COASTAL EMERGENCY, CALL 999 OR 112 AND ASK FOR THE COASTGUARD.

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Sadly, around 150 people accidentally lose their lives around UK and Irish waters each year.

Over half of these didn’t plan on entering the water.

Porthcawl RNLI wish to thank Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim for the generous donation from the 2015 Christmas Swim which sponsored this website and webcam

Philip Missen MBE | Lifeboat Operations Manager

Latest Shouts

Launch 24/24 – 📟 7.30pm

May 11th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were returning to station from an earlier incident at Newton onboard the charity's Atlantic 85 Rose of the Shires when they were tasked by HM Coastguard to a report of multiple

Launch 23/24 – 📟 6.49pm

May 11th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were on exercise onboard the charity's Atlantic 85 Rose of the Shires when tasked by HM Coastguard to a child that was refusing to leave the water at Newton Beach by her

Launch 21+22/24 – 📟 9.17am

May 9th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard to a multi agency incident. Both the charity's inshore lifeboats were launched on service. In a coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the

Launch 20/24 – 📟 1.10am

May 8th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI’s volunteer crew were tasked by HM Coastguard to assist with a multi agency search. The crew were stood down once all was resolved and returned to station where the lifeboat was made ready

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All the Latest News

New Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthcawl RNLI

March 31st, 2024

Andrew Walmsley has recently taken up the volunteer position of Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthcawl RNLI. Andrew works as an electrical

Porthcawl lifeboat station celebrates RNLI’s 200th anniversary

March 4th, 2024

On Monday (4 March 2024) the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) celebrates 200 years of saving lives at sea – thanks

Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager retires after nearly 26 years in role

March 1st, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI volunteer Philip L Missen MBE is stepping down from the role of Lifeboat Operations Manager at Porthcawl having joined

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Latest Events

RescueFest 2024

June 16th, 2024

Porthcawl RNLI Fundraising and Events Group AGM

May 13th, 2024

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

If you fall into water unexpectedly fight your instinct. Relax and float on your back. Float to live.