What’s really involved in a tow? Read more
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
How do you choose a crew? Read more
23 August 2017
How do you choose a crew?
We’re often asked how lifeboat crew are picked for rescues and who takes responsibility for making those vital decisions. So we spoke to crew, station VIPs and other experts - and it seems the answer isn’t black and white.

By Jon Jones
Beep! Beep! Beep! 11 memorable RNLI pager moments Read more
21 August 2017
Beep! Beep! Beep! 11 memorable RNLI pager moments
We asked our brave lifeboat volunteers to tell us their most memorable pager stories and as you can imagine, there were quite a few. Here are 11 of their funny, awkward, and moving pager moments.

By James Dwyer
Children and drowning: Lifesaving lessons around the world Read more
17 August 2017
Children and drowning: Lifesaving lessons around the world
They say prevention is better than cure. See how the RNLI's drowning prevention work is helping communities at home and abroad save more lives by reaching children before they reach the water.

By Anna Burn
How to get out of a rip current Read more
28 July 2017
How to get out of a rip current
Rip currents are a major cause of accidental drowning all around the world and the top environmental cause of our lifeguard incidents. So what are rips, how can you spot them and - if you ever find yourself caught in one - what can you do? 

By Anna Burn
The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland Read more
21 July 2017
The RNLI and the GAA: Saving lives in Ireland
This summer, the RNLI has made a perfect match with the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) - Ireland's biggest sporting body.

By Mairéad Dwane
Wet snouts and waggy tails: Meet 15 pawsome lifeboat dogs Read more
14 July 2017
Wet snouts and waggy tails: Meet 15 pawsome lifeboat dogs
Washing the lifeboat; greeting visitors; (dog) training with the crew; and looking very cute. Just some of the ways dogs at our lifeboat stations play their part in saving lives at sea.

By Vicki Lovegrove-Fray
5 volunteers who left home and found a new life with the RNLI Read more
30 June 2017
5 volunteers who left home and found a new life with the RNLI
Meet five volunteers who took the courage to leave the familiarity of home in search of a life somewhere new - and found the RNLI on the way.

By Jasmin Downs
Be someone's lifeline: Know how to use a throw bag Read more
23 June 2017
Be someone's lifeline: Know how to use a throw bag
We’ve all seen them while walking along the coast or a river: throw bags and liferings. They may seem like simple pieces of public rescue equipment, but for someone who has fallen in the water they are a lifeline. So would you know how to use one?

By Anna Burn
Children
lost to drowning: Turning heartbreak into action Read more
16 June 2017
Children lost to drowning: Turning heartbreak into action
For most of us, it’s impossible to imagine how it must feel to lose a child to drowning. Sadly, it’s a feeling far too many parents are familiar with.

By Nikki McMullen
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