Plymouth is home to two lifeboats, the larger All Weather Lifeboat, named Sybil Mullen Glover and the smaller but faster Inshore Lifeboat, named Millenium Forester. Based in Millbay Marina, both lifeboats provide cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to the Port of Plymouth, including the rivers Tamar, Lyhner, Tavy, Plym, Yealm and Erme; and the surrounding coastline into both Bigbury and Whitsand Bays. Plymouth Lifeboat Station is part of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which is funded entirely by donations. Plymouth is a busy station attending a large variety of incidents each year, more details of which are listed here on the website, under 'Shouts'.
This website is updated soon after every incident, along with our Facebook and Twitter pages. Many of the station's videos can also be found on YouTube.
So far in 2015 - ALB 17 and ILB 23 - TOTAL 40
30th June - 13:10 - ILB - The ILB was launched to a broken down motor vessel in Cawsand Bay. The vessel was towed to its berth in Millbay Marina.
21st June - 14:12 - ILB - Tasked to a broken down vessel in Plymouth Sound. The vessel was towed ashore.
19th June - 22:46 - ALB - Tasked a sailing vessel which had fouled its rudder on a pot marker very near the Eddystone Rocks. The yacht was found in 12m of water and cut free before being towed back to Plymouth arriving at around 4am.