Welcome To Our Recently Refreshed Website

Welcome to our recently refreshed website, we hope you enjoy reading it.


Our website has been specifically designed to give you,the reader, an insight into our busy lifeboat station and its activity associated with saving lives off the coasts of the Wirral peninsula,  an area blessed with golden sands and blue flag beaches.


It is also an interactive tool for you to contact us directly with any relevant enquiries should you need to do so.


Our station and crew personnel are all volunteers and do not get wages for their activity but are happy to put in a terrific amount of hard work and time to keep our station functioning.


Our only source of income is from voluntary donations and the RNLI receive NO government funding to fund any of the lifesaving activity undertaken in UK coastal waters.


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the interactive links if you have any questions regarding our activity and please remember to respect the water.


Enjoy your browsing.Kind Regards


Tony Jones
New Brighton Lifeboat Station Chairman.

New Brighton Lifeboat Station has reopened

The station reopened on Monday 8th August operating its Atlantic 85 lifeboat.

It is intended that the station will remain in operation until the end of the summer at which time a full review of operational activity and crew availability will be carried out by management.

You will now be able to contact the station personnel by email via the Contact Page of this website.

New Brighton Lifeboat station – current status

The lifeboat station and shop is currently closed – no date for re-opening is available at this time

We are not in a position to handle any station visits for groups etc until the station re-opens

All exercises are cancelled

No direct contact for the station by telephone or email is available at present – to contact the RNLI please visit website: www.rnli.org



New Brighton lifeboat station – temporarily off service

Sad news – this was issued today on the RNLI News Centre

Lifeboats News Release

  • Date:
  • Author: Oliver Wrynne-Simpson

The RNLI will take New Brighton lifeboat station temporarily off service for several weeks following a dispute with several lifeboat and hovercraft crew volunteers over a new training programme and the station’s management

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New Brighton Lifeboat in action to assist crew of vessel with mechanical failure

18th July 2016

At 5:32pm we received a request from HM Coastguard to assist a small fishing vessel with engine failure. It was located in the Rock Channel of the River Mersey. Continue reading


Lifeboat Station Open Day Report

Yesterday turned out bright and sunny for the stations annual Open Day. It was a chance for people to meet some of our crew and find out about what we do and how we do it. Have a chance to go on board our lifeboat and tractor rig and see close up the controls and equipment. This was a great hit and enjoyed by both adults and children. Continue reading


Simultaneous shouts for Airport Emergency and Mersey Ferry for RNLI New Brighton

Lifeboats News Release

  • Date: 10/07/2016

It turned out a busy afternoon for New Brighton lifeboat station crews. Starting at just after 1 pm with a report of an aeroplane in difficulty approaching Speke Airport and followed almost immediately with news that a Mersey Ferry had run aground.

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New Brighton Lifeboat responds to Mayday distress call

At 9:35 pm last night [ 2nd July ] HM Coastguard Holyhead advised us that they had received a Mayday from a craft reported to be in the vicinity of the Rock Channel that was taking on water. Continue reading


Experienced swimmer caught by RIP current and trapped in groyne at New Brighton

The swimmer was trapped in the groyne further along to the right of this picture – lifeboat is returning to base after the beach based crew carried out the rescue.

At just after 9:00pm last night the pagers fired following a report that yells for help from a swimmer who was trapped in the groyne by the New Brighton lighthouse had been heard. Continue reading


RNLI New Brighton hovercraft and HM Coastguard team search for fishermen

Library photo: hovercraft passing large vehicle mentioned in text

Lifeboats News Release – Date: 09/06/2016

Just before 10pm last night [Wed 8th June] HM Coastguard reported that two unconnected fisherman were lost in dense fog off from the Wirral Coast somewhere between Harrison Drive and Leasowe Bay.

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