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 22 and ILB 29 - TOTAL 51
Wednesday 29th July - 20:55 - ILB - Tasked to reports of a drifting jet ski with one person onboard near Laira Bridge, River Plym. The jet ski was located and towed to a nearby slipway.
Monday 20th July - 03:42 - Both Lifeboats - Tasked to provide illumination and provide an evacuation route for a injured male who has fallen between 25 and 30ft from rocks near Devils Point. The casualty was rescued by the fire service.