Latest lifeboat launches

RNLI lifeboats around the UK and Ireland are on call 24 hours a day, ready to respond to any emergency at sea.


  • Lifeboat launched within 24 hours
  • Lifeboat launched within 48 hours

With an average of 24 call-outs a day, there's most likely a lifeboat out on a rescue right now.

This map shows which lifeboat stations have been out on a shout in the last 48 hours. The map is powered by the crew pager system.

See an overall view of recent lifeboat launches or select a lifeboat station on the map for more station information.

Lifeboat volunteers need your help right now

Our crews are facing their toughest Christmas ever. Call outs are increasing, but RNLI income has gone down. And people are still getting into danger in the water. It’s a Perfect Storm. But you can help them through it with a donation today.