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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

Launch 31/20 – 📟 3.20pm

July 30th, 2020

Tasked by UK Coastguard immediately following previous incident to investigate a group of people cut off by the tide at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. With tide nearing high water and no immediate danger to the group

Launch 30/20 – 📟 2.41pm

July 30th, 2020

Tasked by UK Coastguard to assist a broken down power driven vessel at Sandy Bay. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched on service to the vessel which had suffered engine difficulties. The vessel was taken

Launch 29/20 – 📟 8.29pm

July 21st, 2020

D Class lifeboat launched to investigate a report of people half way up a cliff face between Ogmore and Southerndown. Upon arrival at scene the D Class crew were able to establish the group were

Launch 27+28/20 – 📟 9.00pm

July 20th, 2020

Both lifeboats launched on service to assist with a multi agency incident in the Porthcawl harbour area. All was resolved and the lifeboats were stood down at 11.30pm and returned to station to be made