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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Redcar RNLI volunteer awards

Two RNLI volunteers from Redcar have had their long service to the charity recognised at an awards ceremony held recently. Dr Roger Smith, a Redcar-based general practitioner, has been the lifeboat medical adviser in Redcar for over 20 years. He was presented with the RNLI’s gold badge in recognition of his work with the crews at Redcar. Jenny Emmerson, who […]

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Calling all Middlesbrough FC fans!

Calling all Boro fans! We have a fantastic auction coming up this weekend. Thanks to the generosity of club sponsors Ramsdens, we have three pairs of tickets for the Twinkle Twinkle Meet The Stars event at the Riverside stadium on the afternoon of  Thursday 22 December 2016. We are auctioning the tickets in a “blind auction” with the three highest […]

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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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