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Porthcawl RNLI sadness following passing of David Shillaw

Date: May 10th, 2022 00:00

The station's flag is flying at half mast, upon hearing of the passing of David Shillaw, Chairman of the Porthcawl RNLI events and fundraising group. David joined the Porthcawl RNLI fundraising branch in 1999 and

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Porthcawl RNLI’s new D Class lifeboat is officially named

Date: April 26th, 2022 00:00

The charity’s new D Class lifeboat D861 was named Hugo Missen in a naming and dedication ceremony held on Sunday 24 April outside the Seabank Hotel, Porthcawl. The lifeboat was named in memory of Hugo

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New data reveals Porthcawl RNLI saved 11 lives during 2021

Date: April 21st, 2022 00:00

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today released its rescue figures for 2021, which show a total of 408 lives saved by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards last year – more than one

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Sker Point tragedy remembered 75 years on

Date: April 15th, 2022 00:00

Saturday 23 April marks the 75th anniversary of the tragedy in which 47 lives were lost from both the liberty ship SS Samtampa and the RNLI’s Mumbles lifeboat Edward, Prince of Wales at Sker Point.

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New inshore lifeboat Hugo Missen goes on service at Porthcawl RNLI

Date: January 28th, 2022 00:00

Wednesday 26 January was a day of mixed emotions for the volunteers at Porthcawl RNLI when the charity’s new D Class lifeboat D861 Hugo Missen arrived at Porthcawl. The lifeboat has been named in memory

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South Wales fisherman saved by his mobile phone

Date: November 23rd, 2021 00:00

A fisherman was rescued from the water on Monday 22nd November by Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew after using his mobile phone to call the emergency services for help. UK Coastguard tasked both Porthcawl’s Atlantic 85

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Latest Shouts

1305, 2022

Launch 13/22 – 📟 12.39am

May 13th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew in the early hours of the morning to assist with a multi-agency incident at Newton. As soon as the crew had launched the charity's D Class Hugo Missen

1205, 2022

Launch 12/22 – 📟 2.39pm

May 12th, 2022

UK Coastguard tasked Porthcawl RNLI's volunteer crew to assist two people who had got into difficulties whilst on paddleboards in Newton Bay and got swept onto and stuck on rocks. The casualties had a mobile

Latest Events

Porthcawl RNLI Charity Walk 2022

May 1st, 2022

The walk will consist of three routes, each to suit different ages and abilities. Route 1: will be along the seafront to Rest Bay and return – 5km. Route 2: will be along the seafront