All hands to the pump Read more
8 September 2016
All hands to the pump
With a small angling boat rapidly taking on water in the North Sea, it took the combined skills of three lifeboat crews to save the vessel and the eight men onboard.

By Philly Byrde
The
18-hour rescue mission Read more
2 September 2016
The 18-hour rescue mission
When Islay lifeboat crew launched to a yachtsman in treacherous seas and force 11 winds, they couldn’t have known that their courage would result in a life saved that night - or a Medal for Gallantry.

By Jasmin Downs
First shout for
Newquay’s third generation Read more
27 July 2016
First shout for Newquay’s third generation
Shaunna Broderick can be seen on the BBC’s Saving Lives at Sea documentary talking about her family tradition with the RNLI. But, as the third generation to join the crew at Newquay, Shaunna had a frustrating wait to get out on her first shout.

By Jack Barclay
Rogue horses, runaway
cows and salty sea dogs: Seven of the best RNLI animal rescues Read more
13 July 2016
Rogue horses, runaway cows and salty sea dogs: Seven of the best RNLI animal rescues
From overexcited dogs to rogue cows – our crews are called out to all kinds of hairy and furry situations.

By Jack Barclay
Bournemouth: Swimmer under pier
pressure Read more
8 July 2016
Bournemouth: Swimmer under pier pressure
When a swimmer drew close to a pier at a Dorset beach, lifeguards moved quickly to warn him of the dangers – but they soon found he needed more than advice.

By Rory Stamp
The
jump: Trawlermen forced to abandon ship in Kinsale Read more
1 July 2016
The jump: Trawlermen forced to abandon ship in Kinsale
Jonathan Connor was spending his Sunday evening studying. The trainee crew member was at Kinsale Lifeboat Station, working on an RNLI course, when he heard a message on the radio – a 20m trawler had been forced onto rocks and was speaking with the Coast Guard. 

By Mairéad Dwane
Lochinver
and Thurso in rescue relay Read more
9 May 2016
Lochinver and Thurso in rescue relay
When the crew of a stricken cargo boat found themselves pushed towards Cape Wrath in treacherous Winter seas, two lifeboats were called into the gale. Coxswain David MacAskill led the Lochinver crew during the 13-hour rescue - an act of skill and courage that’s earned him an RNLI Bronze Medal for Gallantry. 

By Laura Rainbow
Bringing 200 tonnes of trawler home Read more
5 May 2016
Bringing 200 tonnes of trawler home
Kieran had to work fast. In high winds, a trawler’s heaving line had got tangled around the lifeboat’s searchlight and radar. Someone had to climb up and cut it loose or the next big swell could bring the gear down …

By Mairéad Dwane
Appledore and Padstow:
A 34-hour rough-sea rescue mission  Read more
20 April 2016
Appledore and Padstow: A 34-hour rough-sea rescue mission 
In their own words,  a rescue that involved 3,000 tonnes of cargo, 34 hours, 3 RNLI crews, 2 lifeboats and 1 Dutch warship.

By Jack Barclay
Bridlington: Father-and-son trawlermen at a storm's mercy Read more
8 April 2016
Bridlington: Father-and-son trawlermen at a storm's mercy
Caught in the path of Storm Abigail, the crew of a broken-down shellfish trawler needed RNLI volunteers to come to their aid – quickly.

By Laura Rainbow
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