This is the Homepage of Rhyl Lifeboat station in North Wales, 1 of over 250 R.N.L.I. stations which cover the complete coastline of the British Isles and Ireland, including inland waters.
Remember – if you think you see someone in trouble at sea, dial 999 and ask for “COASTGUARD”
Schools/Organised parties can visit the boathouse. Click here for more details
Next All-weather lifeboat exercises:
Monday 25th May 2015.—- After the procession of the three Queens Cunard cruise liners from Liverpool cruise terminal (depending on conditions), the All-weather lifeboat “Lil Cunningham” will launch early evening to rendezvous with a relief Trent lifeboat off Rhyl. This Trent lifeboat will be stationed all day at the entrance to the River Mersey, crewed by senior crew members from Rhyl station under the command of Coxswain Martin Jones. The opportunity will be taken to have a joint exercise with the two lifeboats off Rhyl, as the Trent returns to Holyhead after the event.
Next Inshore boat exercise: Normally (depending on weather conditions) the ILB will exercise Sunday mornings about 1030-1200, and also with the AWB on exercise.
Did you know? The lifeboat is crewed by volunteers.
When a call comes in, crew members may be at work, or at home. The coastguard pages the crew and they jump into action, attending the lifeboat station as quickly as they can do safely. Once at the station a ﬂurry of activity occurs: the best team for the job from the available crew is picked arrangements are made to ready the boats and tractors whilst the crew are kitting up communication is maintained with the Coastguard to get as much information as possible the boats leave the boathouse as preparations for launching continue along the beach LAUNCH !
We’re always ready to respond!
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.
In the last 5 years … (2009-2014)
• Paged 111 times,
• 17 times during the night
• Time at sea on service 182 hours
• Paged 282 times
• 30 times during the night