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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. 

Recent Shouts

ALB - 15  ILB - 14  Arancia - 2  TOTAL - 31


Wednesday 22nd June - 20:59 - ALB - Angling vessel lost in thick fog in Plymouth Sound.  Vessel located tied to Duke Rock buoy and then escorted by the Lifeboat to its berth on the Cattewater.


Monday 20th June - 15:41 - ILB - Female reported in the water off Plymouth Hoe, ILB launched immediately to assist, arriving on scene with MOD Police who had recovered the female.  She was then taken back to the station and passed to the Ambulance Service.


Saturday 18th June - 11:30 - ALB - Assisted a FV with engine failure in Plymouth Sound which flagged the lifeboat down for assistance.


Thursday 9th June - 13:24 - ALB - Vessel with a fouled propeller off Plymouth.  Vessel freed and then towed back to Plymouth.