Capsize training

Unlikely as it is, all inshore lifeboat crews have to prepare for a capsize. For the next couple of weeks we’ll be using a special IB1 class lifeboat to practise our drills in case the worst should happen. This video gives you a good idea of what’s involved.  

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Rescue – Saturday 30 July 2016

A routine emergency call for the volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat took an unexpected twist when a pod of dolphins appeared alongside the lifeboat off Redcar, North Yorkshire. The Redcar lifeboat Leicester Challenge III was tasked to a small fishing boat stranded 4 miles off Redcar after its engine failed. A tow was rigged and the lifeboat was […]

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Summer sunshine helps boost Redcar Lifeboat Day

Summer sunshine brought hundreds of RNLI supporters to the Redcar RNLI lifeboat Day on Saturday 16 July 2016, boosting the charity’s funds by over £3000. The day was organised by the station volunteers themselves and included fundraising stalls, and was topped off by a search and rescue demonstration at sea with a coastguard helicopter. The day began with the lifeboats […]

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Redcar RNLI issues tide warning

Redcar RNLI is issuing a bank holiday warning about the perils of being trapped by the tide at Saltburn. Already in 2016 there have been four emergencies at Huntcliff, with 10 people finding themselves cut off by the rising tide. The rescues have called on the services of the RNLI lifeboats from Redcar, police and coastguard helicopters and coastguard rescue […]

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Wind farm supports new Redcar RNLI weather station

The RNLI in Redcar is helping local sailors stay safe with the help of a new weather station bought with the help of the Tees Offshore Community Benefit Fund. The weather station connects to the internet through the Redcar charity’s website and provides up-to-the-minute information on wind speed and direction. Together with a webcam which shows the sea conditions, the […]

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Redcar RNLI welcomes new lifeboat

The volunteers at Redcar RNLI welcomed their new inshore lifeboat on Saturday 7 May 2016.  The naming ceremony was held in the charity’s lifeboat station when volunteer crew and their families were joined by join RNLI supporters and colleagues from neighbouring lifeboat stations to celebrate the arrival of the new lifeboat and to formally accept the vessel into their care. The D […]

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RNLI volunteers tackle 110 mile ultra-marathon

Two RNLI volunteer helmsmen from opposite sides of the country are swapping their lifejackets for running vests to tackle a gruelling 110-mile run to raise funds for the charity. Dave Scott and Dave Barker are taking part in the Hardmoors 110 ultra-marathon over the last weekend of April. The epic race will start in Filey, North Yorkshire at 8am on […]

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Rescue – Saturday 2 April 2016

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked just after 9.30pm on Saturday 2 April 2016 when Cleveland Police requested assistance with an incident involving a man on the wrong side of the railings on Saltburn pier. The lifeboat stood by until a police negotiator persuaded the man to move away from danger.

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