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Welcome to the RNLI New Brighton

New Brighton is on the Wirral Peninsula, on the banks of the River Mersey opposite to Liverpool and is one of 3 RNLI stations on Wirral.

The station is one of the four RNLI lifeboat stations that operates an inshore rescue hovercraft alongside the more conventional rapid response lifeboat. The hovercraft is the ideal vehicle for operations on the extensive mud and sand banks of the area while the lifeboat can operate in very difficult sea conditions in deep and shallow water.

The station is manned entirely by volunteers and our normal area of operations cover the Mersey Estuary, Liverpool Bay and the River Mersey beyond Widnes plus the Wirral and Sefton coastlines. We are one of the busiest stations in the north of England.

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There has been a lifeboat on the Mersey since the 1820's with the establishment in January 1863 of the RNLI New Brighton Lifeboat Station. The station has a remarkable 150 year history of bravery with 48 awards for gallantry and our volunteer crews have saved many lives over the years.

 

Newsflash

Mersey Dock & River Cruise Fundraiser

Fancy a Special Ferry trip on the River Mersey in support of our lifeboat station?

Click on this link: Mersey Dock & River Cruise Fundraiser

Support Us

The RNLI is an independent charity, funded by voluntary donations.

We could not save lives at sea without your support.

Fundraising 

How you can help 

Future Events

Wed
Jul
02
2014
Lifeboat and Hovercraft exercise - muster 18:00
Sun
Jul
27
2014
Based at the model boat lake in New Brighton From about 10:00am Lots of model boats in action Raf...
Sun
Aug
31
2014
Funds in aid of RNLI New Brighton Visit docks and coast on Mersey Ferry Tickets £21 plus cruise i...

Current Rescue Data

22 June 2014
See article: Manic Sunday at New Brighton Lifeboat Station
21 June 2014
See article: Two Teenagers rescued by RNLI New Brighton lifeboat crew
07 June 2014
See article: RNLI New Brighton lifeboat reaches stricken yacht just in time
26 May 2014
Busy bank holiday afternoon for New Brighton Hovercraft Shout 1: 15:23 - Requested to assist Polic...

Requested Call Outs This Year : 37

Launched - 27

Assembled but stood down before launch - 9

Tractor - 1

Call Outs in 2013: 68

Launched - 51
Assembled but stood down before launch - 17

 

 

Latest News Releases

Sun
Jun
22
2014
Sunny Sunday 22nd June started with several people reported to be in danger in the water, a bea...
Sat
Jun
21
2014
21st June 2014 RNLI New Brighton's Atlantic 85 lifeboat B-837 'Charles Dibdin' was launched in...
Sat
Jun
07
2014
News Release for Call Out 6th June 2014 A 9mtr yacht with a crew of six was reported to be in dif...
Mon
Jun
02
2014
Open Day 1st June 2014 We had a very busy day yesterday with lots of visitors taking time to have...
Fri
May
30
2014
Six employees from PerkinElmer based in Buckinghamshire have volunteered and been given permission i...

Todays Weather & Tide

Stay informed

Keep up-to-date with our activities:

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Find out when we are out on a shout:

Desktop Pager & SMS Alerts

 

Support us

Our Lifeboat Station Shop is Open 12 till 3pm most days during the summer

 

 

Fundraising
 How you can help

Making a Donation

Join the Crew
 Volunteering

 

 

Contact RNLI New Brighton

Kings Parade
New Brighton
Wirral
CH45 2ND

t: 0151 639 8000

Please note that the station is not permanently manned. In case of emergency on sea or coast phone 999 and ask for 'Coastguard' - if we are needed they will alert us.