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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Rescue – Sunday 6 August 2017

The Redcar lifeboat was called to the assistance of a 26-feet fishing boat after it suffered engine failure three miles north east of Redcar. The lifeboat launched at 2.15pm and located the stricken craft soon afterwards. The fishing boat, with one person on board, was towed to safety at the South Gare in the River Tees.

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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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Redcar lifeboat day beats the weather

Drizzle failed to dampen the generosity of people in Redcar as the town’s lifeboat day raised over £2700 for the RNLI. The annual lifeboat day, held on Saturday 22 July 2017, began with the two RNLI lifeboat on display in the High Street. The crew were helped in their fundraising by sea cadets from TS Zetland and the RNLI’s own […]

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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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Rescue – Friday 7 July 2017

The Redcar RNLI lifeboat was tasked to search the River Tees on Friday, 7 July 2017, after a member of the public reported sighting a possible person in the water near the Riverside football stadium, Middlesbrough. The alarm was raised shortly before 1.30pm. The RNLI volunteer crew searched the stretch of river but was unable to locate anyone in difficulties. […]

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Rescue – Saturday 24 June 2017

A woman was rescued by Redcar RNLI crews from the base of Huntcliff, Saltburn on Saturday 24 June 2017 after she became cut-off by the rising tide. The woman had been jogging from Redcar towards Skinningrove when she realised her way forward was blocked by the tide and then her escape route towards Saltburn had also become submerged. The Redcar lifeboats launched […]

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Rescue – Wednesday 14 June 2017

Redcar RNLI sprang into action after a dog swam out to sea on Wednesday 14 June 2017. Cee, a German Shepherd, swam away from his owner on the beach at Redcar just after 11am. His owner, a local woman, dialled 999 to raise the alarm, and the Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to rescue the dog within 10 minutes of the […]

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Rescue – Monday 15 May 2017

The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat Malcolm and Mona Bennett-Williams was launched on Monday 15 May 2017 after UK Coastguard received several 999 calls reporting an orange dinghy drifting five miles off Redcar. The lifeboat launched just after 4.30pm and was initially directed to search approximately one mile offshore near the Stray, Redcar. A coastguard rescue team arrived at the scene […]

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