Rescue of the Green Lily
Rescue of the Green Lily
Rescue  |  6 November 2017
Rescue of the Green Lily
In 1997, Lerwick lifeboat crew were involved in one of the most dramatic rescues in RNLI history. A story of triumph and tragedy, 20 years on we retell the story.

Photo: Coastguard
Meet Kim - the mermaid saving lives in Portsmouth Read more
Feature  |  31 October 2017
Meet Kim - the mermaid saving lives in Portsmouth
As a child, Kim Dugan wanted to be a mermaid. Now that she’s senior lifeguard, crew member and one of the stars of Saving Lives at Sea, Kim’s practically living the dream.

By Bethany Hope
War of the workhorses: B class vs D class lifeboats Read more
Rescue  |  31 October 2017
War of the workhorses: B class vs D class lifeboats
Between them, the RNLI’s B and D class lifeboats launched more times in 2016 than the rest of the fleet put together. But which of these high performers is top of the class?

By Bethany Hope
Exmouth: That sinking feeling Read more
Rescue  |  19 October 2017
Exmouth: That sinking feeling
Sometimes you can do everything right and the sea will still find a way to catch you out. 

By Jon Jones
When the cliff
collapsed: A multi-agency mission Read more
Rescue  |  18 October 2017
When the cliff collapsed: A multi-agency mission
Wednesday 21 June was an exceptionally hot, calm day – the warmest June day in decades. Little did the beach-goers know, a dramatic cliff fall was about to interrupt their pleasant afternoon.

By Nikki McMullen
6 Blue Peter moments we
made earlier Read more
Feature  |  12 October 2017
6 Blue Peter moments we made earlier
Fifty years ago, the very first Blue Peter lifeboats went to their new homes. As this much-loved children’s TV show turns 60 this month, we delve into the RNLI archives to celebrate half a century of flying the flag together.

By Philly Byrde
The
RNLI and me: Guy Martin Read more
Feature  |  10 October 2017
The RNLI and me: Guy Martin
Motorcycle racer and TV star mechanic Guy Martin had barely dried out from our sea survival pool when we nabbed him for a chat.

Chris Walker, Tower Read more
Feature  |  3 October 2017
Chris Walker, Tower
The nature of the river and the city means that things are done slightly differently on the Thames, but the RNLI spirit remains the same, as Helm Chris Walker explains.

Surf lifesaving: Creating lifesavers through
sport Read more
Feature  |  25 September 2017
Surf lifesaving: Creating lifesavers through sport
How one RNLI lifeguard used his passion and skill at surf lifesaving to save a boy’s life.

By James Dwyer
What’s really involved in a tow? Read more
Feature  |  12 September 2017
What’s really involved in a tow?
Our lifeboat crews are often called out to stricken boats that need to be towed to safety. This might sound straightforward, but sometimes these are gruellingly long journeys in ferocious weather. So, what does a tow really involve? 

By Nikki McMullen
Meet Kim - the mermaid saving lives in Portsmouth Read more
Feature  |  31 October 2017
Meet Kim - the mermaid saving lives in Portsmouth
As a child, Kim Dugan wanted to be a mermaid. Now that she’s senior lifeguard, crew member and one of the stars of Saving Lives at Sea, Kim’s practically living the dream.

By Bethany Hope
War of the workhorses: B class vs D class lifeboats Read more
Rescue  |  31 October 2017
War of the workhorses: B class vs D class lifeboats
Between them, the RNLI’s B and D class lifeboats launched more times in 2016 than the rest of the fleet put together. But which of these high performers is top of the class?

By Bethany Hope
Exmouth: That sinking feeling Read more
Rescue  |  19 October 2017
Exmouth: That sinking feeling
Sometimes you can do everything right and the sea will still find a way to catch you out. 

By Jon Jones
When the cliff
collapsed: A multi-agency mission Read more
Rescue  |  18 October 2017
When the cliff collapsed: A multi-agency mission
Wednesday 21 June was an exceptionally hot, calm day – the warmest June day in decades. Little did the beach-goers know, a dramatic cliff fall was about to interrupt their pleasant afternoon.

By Nikki McMullen
6 Blue Peter moments we
made earlier Read more
Feature  |  12 October 2017
6 Blue Peter moments we made earlier
Fifty years ago, the very first Blue Peter lifeboats went to their new homes. As this much-loved children’s TV show turns 60 this month, we delve into the RNLI archives to celebrate half a century of flying the flag together.

By Philly Byrde
The
RNLI and me: Guy Martin Read more
Feature  |  10 October 2017
The RNLI and me: Guy Martin
Motorcycle racer and TV star mechanic Guy Martin had barely dried out from our sea survival pool when we nabbed him for a chat.

Chris Walker, Tower Read more
Feature  |  3 October 2017
Chris Walker, Tower
The nature of the river and the city means that things are done slightly differently on the Thames, but the RNLI spirit remains the same, as Helm Chris Walker explains.

Surf lifesaving: Creating lifesavers through
sport Read more
Feature  |  25 September 2017
Surf lifesaving: Creating lifesavers through sport
How one RNLI lifeguard used his passion and skill at surf lifesaving to save a boy’s life.

By James Dwyer
What’s really involved in a tow? Read more
Feature  |  12 September 2017
What’s really involved in a tow?
Our lifeboat crews are often called out to stricken boats that need to be towed to safety. This might sound straightforward, but sometimes these are gruellingly long journeys in ferocious weather. So, what does a tow really involve? 

By Nikki McMullen

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