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  • New Brighton lifeboat station with Lifeboat & Hovercraft on display for our Open Day 2014
  • Some of our crew and management with Mayor of Wirral
  • Atlantic 85 B-870 John & Louisa Fisher on loan while our B-837 Charles Dibdin is refitted
  • Hovercraft H-005 Hurley Spirit
  • Hovercraft returning to New Brighton beach after night shout
  • Some of our Hovercraft crew
  • Atlantic 85 B-837 Charles Dibdin in action
  • The power of the sea - maiden voyage of the Black Pearl during storm of December 2013
  • Recovery of fishing boat after night rescue
  • Rescue of yacht in Liverpool Bay
  • Our normal launch slipway during storm of December 2013
  • Some of our gallant crew doing Zumba for RNLI fundraising video
  • Fundraising Liverbeards presenting £200 cheque towards crew equipment
  • During station fundraising car wash with one of our colleagues from HM Coastguard
  • Tractor and trailer waiting to recover our lifeboat after night rescue

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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

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

Tue
Sep
30
2014
Muster 18:30 hours
Mon
Oct
06
2014
Muster 18:00 hours
Tue
Oct
14
2014
Muster 18:00 hours
Sun
Oct
19
2014
St James Church, New Brighton http://www.stjamesandemmanuel.co.uk/whats_on.html
Sun
Oct
19
2014
Muster 13:30 hours
Sun
Oct
26
2014
Muster 09:00 hours

Current Rescue Data

24 August 2014
15:44 Report received of May Day call from fishing vessel ILB launched - see report ILB Call Out to...
22 August 2014
15:32 - Hovercraft called out to assist person stuck in the mud on Crosby Beach. Hovercraft was lau...
31 July 2014
Approx 10 call outs of various natures since previous article. See News Releases for recent major s...
22 June 2014
See article: Manic Sunday at New Brighton Lifeboat Station

Requested Call Outs This Year : 49

Launched - 36

Assembled but stood down before launch - 12

Tractor - 1

Call Outs in 2013: 68

Launched - 51
Assembled but stood down before launch - 17

 

 

Latest News Releases

Sun
Aug
24
2014
HM Coastguard received a May Day from a small fishing vessel with two people on board and out from H...
Sun
Jul
27
2014
Escorting giants in the Mersey, a ceremony to scatter ashes, rescue 10 fisherman in 3 incidents w...
Sun
Jul
27
2014
RNLI New Brighton lifeboat responded to a report that a small vessel was in difficulty out from ...
Thu
Jul
24
2014
At 4pm yesterday RNLI New Brighton were advised that a person was stuck up to the chest in mud ...
Sun
Jun
22
2014
Sunny Sunday 22nd June started with several people reported to be in danger in the water, a bea...

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.