What’s it like to
volunteer at our most northerly station, Aith, on the Shetland Islands? On 20
June, Photographer Jack Lowe of the Lifeboat Station Project made the most of
the midsummer light, while the crew spoke about life at 60° north.
Legend has it that carrying acorns will bring you good luck and longevity. Nowhere has belief in this superstition been so strong than at Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station. Because for one Aldeburgh lifeboatman, the legend came true.
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.
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.
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.
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.