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RNLI safety warning as north of England rescue figures are released

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 Posted in Station News |

In 2016 Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboats in the north of England launched more than 1,000 times. As the Easter holidays approach, and in a bid to reduce this year’s rescue statistics, the charity is urging people to take ...

Tall Ships Regatta a great success says RNLI Blyth

Monday, September 12th, 2016 Posted in Station News, With Pictures |

RNLI Blyth can now reflect on the bank holiday weekend and has had a chance to count the donations that it received and can say that the Tall Ships Regatta has been a great success for several reasons. The crew ...

HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex as she visited ‪#‎Blyth

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 Posted in Station News, With Pictures |

Today some of the Crew had the pleasure of meeting HRH Sophie Countess of Wessex as she visited ‪#‎Blyth‬ and the Tall Ship Project. She spent time talking to us and took an interest in what roles we all played ...

Second RNLI lifeboat goes on service at Blyth

Friday, April 15th, 2016 Posted in Station News, With Pictures, With Video |

A second RNLI inshore lifeboat has gone into service at Blyth, Northumberland today following three months of intense training and familiarisation for the volunteer crew. The B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat, the Vic and Billy Whiffen, has been stationed at Blyth ...

New TV series about the RNLI coming soon

Friday, April 8th, 2016 Posted in Station News |

A brand new TV series called Saving Lives at Sea is set to air soon on BBC One all about the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s volunteer lifeboat crew. Filmed over the course of several months at seven different lifeboat stations across the ...

North of England coastal fatality figures released: Most didn’t even plan to enter the water

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 Posted in Station News, With Pictures |

Coastal fatality figures 1 released today (9 July) by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) show 31 people lost their lives around the north England coasts last year – but 61% didn’t even set out to enter the water. The ...

Were looking for volunteers to help run our RNLI shop

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 Posted in Fundraising & Events, Station News, With Pictures |

Don’t fancy going out to sea on a boat in all weathers? You can still help us save lives at sea. We are looking for local volunteers to give up a few hours once a month and help run our lifeboat ...

Weekend Shop Volunteers Required at Blyth Lifeboat Shop

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 Posted in Fundraising & Events, Station News, With Pictures |

Don’t fancy going out to sea on a boat in all weathers? You can still help us save lives at sea. We are looking for local volunteers to give up a few hours once a month and help run our lifeboat ...

Get on board with the RNLI in Blyth

Monday, May 25th, 2015 Posted in Crew Training, Fundraising & Events, Station News, With Pictures |

Volunteers at Northumberland’s busiest lifeboat station are inviting would-be crew members and fundraisers to join them on Saturday 30 May to learn more about what it takes to be part of their life saving team. The RNLI is holding a Volunteer ...

RNLI Blyth set to trial a second inshore lifeboat

Monday, May 11th, 2015 Posted in Station News, With Pictures |

As part of announcement made this morning involving lifeboat stations along the coast of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders the RNLI has decided to undertake a trial of a second, larger, inshore lifeboat at Blyth. An Atlantic 85 lifeboat will be ...