Message from across the pond!

We received this lovely email from Texas, USA today. And we’re only too glad to oblige!   Hi! I just wanted to send you a quick email on behalf of some of the children I volunteer with at The Brenham Community Center here in Texas. We’ve been reviewing some resources on the internet for a project about educating people about […]

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New meets old off Redcar

It was a case of new meeting old when the Redcar lifeboat came across a former RNLI lifeboat more than 40 years its senior while out on a routine training run on Sunday 27 August 2017. The volunteer RNLI crew was at sea familiarising itself with new navigation and communications equipment fitted to the station’s Atlantic 85 class lifeboat during […]

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Redcar RNLI hosts Our Blue Light relay torch

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat station hosted a visit by a relay aimed at bringing emergency services together to raise awareness of mental health and to rid the stigma surrounding it.   On Tuesday 8 August 2017 the relay torch was brought to the lifeboat station by Ian Widdas and Phil Spencer of Cleveland Police and was handed into the care […]

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Redcar RNLI and Middlesbrough FC team up to raise funds

Middlesbrough football club have announced that Redcar RNLI are the club’s official charity partner for the 2017/18 season. In a statement issued by the club they say: ‘The club are delighted to announce that Redcar RNLI are the club’s official charity partner for the 2017/18 season. ‘We are teaming up with Redcar branch of the nationwide charity and will be […]

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RNLI & Coastguards share a summer safety message

      As the school summer holidays approaches, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCGA) have issued a joint statement regarding safety on the coastline.   Training matters when it comes to saving lives at sea. When HM Coastguard trains together with the RNLI, it matters. Together we make a rescue force to […]

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2016 Boxing Day Dip

Here are our images from the 2016 Boxing Day Dip. Can you spot yourself? All rights reserved. Please contact this website before using these images. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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Rescue – 24 December 2016

The Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched on 24 December 2016 to recover from the sea kitesurfing equipment which had become detached from the kitesurfer. Several calls were made to UK Coastguard reporting that a kite could be seen blowing across the surface of the sea off Redcar, but there was no sight of the surfer himself. As Redcar Coastguard Rescue […]

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1836 – Tragedy on Christmas Day

The 25th December marks the 181st anniversary of the loss of a Redcar RNLI volunteer at sea. William Guy died aged 41 when he was lost overboard on Christmas Day, 1836, while on Redcar’s lifeboat the Zetland, which is today the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world.   Mr Guy was attempting to to rescue the crew of the stricken […]

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Farewell to Stan

It was a sad occasion today as the crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat station said “farewell” to Stan Layton, a boathouse attendant at Redcar for many years, who passed away on 2 December 2016. Stan was a popular face at the lifeboat station in the 1990s and 2000s and was always there for the crew with a fresh brew […]

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