Ramsgate Lifeboat
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This is the official web site for the RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat Station.

The RNLI exists to save lives at sea and is wholly supported by voluntary contributions.

We hope that you will enjoy your visit.

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Latest News

10th October 2019

We were privileged to have been made the Charity of the Year by the Viking Ship Café for 2019. Now that the Café is closed for the season this has now come to an end. £247.21 was raised and we are very grateful to Andy and Debra and all their customers as the money raised will help us continue saving lives at sea.
Photo by Sarah Hewes
30th September 2019
Fish and Chip Supper
What a fabulous turnout for our Annual Fish Supper at the Lifeboat Station held Saturday 28th September. Thank you so much to everybody who attended our sell out event. £508.40 was raised for the RNLI Fish Supper Campaign and a very generous donation of £100 was presented by the Greyhound Buskers for RNLI Ramsgate.

Sincere thanks to the Greyhound Buskers for the wonderful entertainment, Newington Fish Bar for the very yummy food, Crampton Tower Museum for the tables and chairs and all the very kind donors of the lovely raffle prizes.

THANK YOU ONE & ALL.
Photo by Sarah Hewes
30th September 2019
Shout today
Today at 11:46 The inshore lifeboat launched to 2 ladies cut off by an extremely high tide near Stone Bay. On scene the ILB found the ladies at the foot of the cliffs, with their feet in the water and nowhere to go. The volunteer crew attempted to veer in twice but found the anchor would not hold, so decided to get  in as close as possible and put a crew member in the water who then made his way to the casualties. Once the casualties were fitted with lifejackets the ILB made a second approach allowing the casualty to make her way to the boat with the assistance of the crewman who was in the water. The Crewman then returned for the second casualty and once the ILB was close enough inshore, made his way back to the boat with the second casualty. The ILB then returned to station with the two casualties where they were able to get out of their wet clothes and dry themselves. They were then given thermal jumpsuits, which are usually worn under the crews own kit whilst their clothes were drying in the station dryer.

A very close call, on a day with particularly high tides. These conditions are expected to continue for a few more days so advise from the RNLI is to check the tides and always carry a means of communication with you when enjoying our coast line.
Photo by Mark Stanford
27th September 2019

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed an addition to our fleet on 26th Sept when a Severn  ‘The Duke of Kent’   stopped off at Ramsgate Lifeboat Station on its delivery from Poole to Grimsby.

A great photo by Sarah Hewes.
27th September 2019

Thank you very much to Tesco Manston and their very generous customers. Our street collection team were there on 26th September and £393.63 was raised to help RNLI Ramsgate continue saving lives at sea.
27th August 2019

Our annual street collection took place over an extremely hot Bank Holiday weekend, so a massive thank you to everyone involved.

Day 1 of the Street Collection realised £217.78, many thanks to the very generous people of Ramsgate.

Day 2 of the Street Collection realised £426.15.

Day 3 of the Street Collection raised £269.25 making a grand total of £913.18 over the three days. Sincere thanks to Ray our Collections Organiser for his fantastic organisation and to our hard working Fundraisers for all their efforts in that heat. Many thanks to the wonderful people of Ramsgate for all their support to help us keep saving lives at sea.
News Archive

Recent Launches

Service Call 53 & 54
2nd October @ 12:27 Both boats launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a young child in the water at Broadstairs. ILB arrived on scene, just as the child was being recovered from the water by the police. The ILB offered assistance with casualty care but were not required as the police had it all under control. Both boats then returned to station.
Service Call 52
30th September @ 11:46 ILB launched to 2 persons cut off by the tide near Stone Bay. On scene the ILB attempted to veer in twice but found the anchor would not hold, so decided to get in as close as possible and put a crew member in the water who then made his way to the casualties. Once casualties were fitted with lifejackets the ILB made a second approach allowing the casualty to make her way to the boat with the assistance of the crewman who was in the water. Crewman then returned to the second casualty and once the ILB was close enough inshore, made his way back to the boat with the second casualty. The ILB then returned to station with the 2 casualties where they were able to get out of their wet clothes and dry themselves. Casualties were then fitted with bear suits whilst their clothes were drying in the station dryer.
Photo by Mark Stanford
Service Call 51
29th September @ 15:24 AWB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a 62ft ketch with engine failure, 3 miles East of Ramsgate with 11 Persons on board. On scene the AWB passed a line and towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 50
23rd September @ 14:16 ILB launched at the request of UK Coastguard to a 42ft yacht with engine failure at the end of the Ramsgate Approach Channel. On scene the ILB passed a line and towed the casualty into Ramsgate Harbour.
Service Call 49
4th September, immediately after completing Service Call 48, the AWB was re-tasked by UK Coastguard to a yacht with engine failure 26 nautical miles NE of Ramsgate. On scene the AWB passed a line and towed the casualty vessel into Ramsgate harbour. Wind on scene Force 9.
Service Call 48
4th September @ 05:19 AWB tasked by UK Coastguard to an 18m Ketch at anchor with engine failure at the end of the approach channel. On scene the AWB passed a line and after the skipper of the ketch ditched his anchor, towed it into Ramsgate.
Service Archive

Fundraising Events

Christmas Stall at the Royal Albion Hotel
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Royal Albion Hotel
6-12 Albion Street, Broadstairs

The RNLI Broadstairs Kiosk Volunteers will be selling Christmas Cards, Calendars, Diaries & other souvenirs.
Christmas Stall at the Pavilion
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Pavilion
Harbour Street, Broadstairs

The RNLI Broadstairs Kiosk Volunteers will be selling Christmas Cards, Calendars, Diaries & other souvenirs.
Quiz Night in aid of RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat
Saturday, 16th November 2019 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Christchurch Junior School
Ramsgate

Quiz Night in aid of RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat. Tickets £6, Teams of up to 8. Raffle.

Please contact us here to obtain tickets.
RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat Carol Service
Saturday, 14th December 2019 at 2 PM - 3 PM

St George's Church Ramsgate
Ramsgate

Due to the enormous turn out at last years Carol Service we have had to change the location to St. George's Church. Same style service, please come and join us again this year. The Church's Christmas Tree Festival will also be on at the same time. RNLI Ramsgate will again be partaking in the Festival so please take time to see our tree along with all the other fantastic trees.

At the end of the Service there will be a collection for RNLI Ramsgate Lifeboat.

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