Saving the Nafsiporos:
50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history
Saving the Nafsiporos:
50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history
Feature  |  1 December 2016
Saving the Nafsiporos: 50 years on from one of the most epic rescues in RNLI history
Drifting in a raging storm in the middle of the Irish Sea, the crew of the stricken Greek freighter, Nafsiporos, feared they’d never see their families again. Now 50 years on, one of the sailors thanks the lifeboat crews who saved his life.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
Photo: Painting by K Stone
A hat trick rescue: three Barmouth crews; three sailors; one capsized dinghy Read more
Rescue  |  25 November 2016
A hat trick rescue: three Barmouth crews; three sailors; one capsized dinghy
Struggling in the cold, dark sea, three football fans wondered if it was game over.

By Laura Rainbow
From lifeboats to
LEGO: 14 ways to keep up to date with all things RNLI Read more
Feature  |  18 November 2016
From lifeboats to LEGO: 14 ways to keep up to date with all things RNLI
Can’t get enough of all things RNLI? Do you have an unsatisfied craving for more photos of lifeboats, crew and rescues? Or maybe you’re keen to see some sides of the RNLI that don’t get as much publicity? Look no further.

By Jack Barclay
Get winter weather wise: 12 simple safety tips for cold days at the coast Read more
Feature  |  14 November 2016
Get winter weather wise: 12 simple safety tips for cold days at the coast
We do like to be beside the seaside and the rugged beauty of our coasts can be even more spectacular through the winter months. While stormy seas and big waves are breathtaking, we want to make sure you stay safe while you're enjoying them.

By Anna Burn
Dunkirk: How the RNLI took part in one of the biggest rescues of World War Two Read more
Feature  |  10 November 2016
Dunkirk: How the RNLI took part in one of the biggest rescues of World War Two
76 years ago the British Navy attempted an audacious wartime operation. It would change the course of the Second World War - and challenge our lifeboats to tackle a very different kind of rescue.

By Robin Westcott
Castletownbere's 12-hour mission to stranded sailor in severe gale Read more
Rescue  |  4 November 2016
Castletownbere's 12-hour mission to stranded sailor in severe gale
Lifeboat volunteers face an exhausting 12-hour shift when a yachtsman is stranded 50 miles off the coast in appalling weather. 

By Jon Jones
The Salcombe lifeboat disaster: A tale of incredible bravery, and unimaginable loss Read more
Feature  |  26 October 2016
The Salcombe lifeboat disaster: A tale of incredible bravery, and unimaginable loss
Friday 27 October 1916 starts with a rescue and ends in tragedy - one of the worst in RNLI history. It is a story of courage, sacrifice and loss. 100 years on, a lifeboat town remembers the crew who never came home.

By Robin Westcott
Isles of Scilly: Retired coxswain back in rescue action as four go overboard Read more
Rescue  |  21 October 2016
Isles of Scilly: Retired coxswain back in rescue action as four go overboard
You never forget your RNLI training. When Scilly boatman and retired lifeboat Coxswain Andy Howells saw a boat capsize with four people onboard, he knew exactly what to do.

By Robin Westcott
‘It felt like trying to find a needle in a haystack’ Read more
Rescue  |  14 October 2016
‘It felt like trying to find a needle in a haystack’
Skipper Alan Birkett set out on an overnight fishing trip to the Isle of Man with his son and a friend. But when they fell violently ill, their getaway turned into a rescue mission involving a ferry, a helicopter and three lifeboats.

By Anna Burn
Potted crab, spicy fish stew, creamy mussels: Clodagh McKenna's favourite Fish Supper recipes Read more
Feature  |  5 October 2016
Potted crab, spicy fish stew, creamy mussels: Clodagh McKenna's favourite Fish Supper recipes
TV Chef Clodagh McKenna has got behind the RNLI’s Fish Supper event by cooking up a tasty seafood dinner for the volunteer lifeboat crew at Howth.

A hat trick rescue: three Barmouth crews; three sailors; one capsized dinghy Read more
Rescue  |  25 November 2016
A hat trick rescue: three Barmouth crews; three sailors; one capsized dinghy
Struggling in the cold, dark sea, three football fans wondered if it was game over.

By Laura Rainbow
From lifeboats to
LEGO: 14 ways to keep up to date with all things RNLI Read more
Feature  |  18 November 2016
From lifeboats to LEGO: 14 ways to keep up to date with all things RNLI
Can’t get enough of all things RNLI? Do you have an unsatisfied craving for more photos of lifeboats, crew and rescues? Or maybe you’re keen to see some sides of the RNLI that don’t get as much publicity? Look no further.

By Jack Barclay
Get winter weather wise: 12 simple safety tips for cold days at the coast Read more
Feature  |  14 November 2016
Get winter weather wise: 12 simple safety tips for cold days at the coast
We do like to be beside the seaside and the rugged beauty of our coasts can be even more spectacular through the winter months. While stormy seas and big waves are breathtaking, we want to make sure you stay safe while you're enjoying them.

By Anna Burn
Dunkirk: How the RNLI took part in one of the biggest rescues of World War Two Read more
Feature  |  10 November 2016
Dunkirk: How the RNLI took part in one of the biggest rescues of World War Two
76 years ago the British Navy attempted an audacious wartime operation. It would change the course of the Second World War - and challenge our lifeboats to tackle a very different kind of rescue.

By Robin Westcott
Castletownbere's 12-hour mission to stranded sailor in severe gale Read more
Rescue  |  4 November 2016
Castletownbere's 12-hour mission to stranded sailor in severe gale
Lifeboat volunteers face an exhausting 12-hour shift when a yachtsman is stranded 50 miles off the coast in appalling weather. 

By Jon Jones
The Salcombe lifeboat disaster: A tale of incredible bravery, and unimaginable loss Read more
Feature  |  26 October 2016
The Salcombe lifeboat disaster: A tale of incredible bravery, and unimaginable loss
Friday 27 October 1916 starts with a rescue and ends in tragedy - one of the worst in RNLI history. It is a story of courage, sacrifice and loss. 100 years on, a lifeboat town remembers the crew who never came home.

By Robin Westcott
Isles of Scilly: Retired coxswain back in rescue action as four go overboard Read more
Rescue  |  21 October 2016
Isles of Scilly: Retired coxswain back in rescue action as four go overboard
You never forget your RNLI training. When Scilly boatman and retired lifeboat Coxswain Andy Howells saw a boat capsize with four people onboard, he knew exactly what to do.

By Robin Westcott
‘It felt like trying to find a needle in a haystack’ Read more
Rescue  |  14 October 2016
‘It felt like trying to find a needle in a haystack’
Skipper Alan Birkett set out on an overnight fishing trip to the Isle of Man with his son and a friend. But when they fell violently ill, their getaway turned into a rescue mission involving a ferry, a helicopter and three lifeboats.

By Anna Burn
Potted crab, spicy fish stew, creamy mussels: Clodagh McKenna's favourite Fish Supper recipes Read more
Feature  |  5 October 2016
Potted crab, spicy fish stew, creamy mussels: Clodagh McKenna's favourite Fish Supper recipes
TV Chef Clodagh McKenna has got behind the RNLI’s Fish Supper event by cooking up a tasty seafood dinner for the volunteer lifeboat crew at Howth.

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