Welcome to the Southend Lifeboat’s website
Southend Lifeboat station is just one of 238 around the coasts of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. In 2021, Southend Lifeboat was the busiest coastal station in the UK (more information available here).
The RNLI operates a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year all-weather rescue service around the coast and some major rivers. Additionally the RNLI has lifeguards on major tourist beaches during the summer months and maintains a Flood Rescue service for inland areas.
The RNLI is a registered charity which exists to save lives at sea. It provides, on call, the 24-hour service necessary to cover search and rescue requirements to 50 miles out from the coast of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.