Dunbar lifeboat station

Dunbar Lifeboat Station

Established in 1808, Dunbar Lifeboat Station is located on the south side of the mouth of the Firth Of Forth, approximately 30 miles east of Edinburgh. The crews have been honoured with 12 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

3.36pm 16 September 2018
3.36pm 16 September 2018
3.36pm 16 September 2018
6.38pm 11 September 2018
4.27pm 8 September 2018
4.25pm 13 August 2018
6.45am 6 August 2018
4.59pm 31 July 2018
12.47pm 31 July 2018
2.17pm 28 July 2018
2.17pm 28 July 2018
12.13am 11 July 2018
12.13am 11 July 2018
5.34pm 30 June 2018
6.22am 17 June 2018
2.31pm 20 May 2018
8.16pm 17 May 2018
10.56am 15 February 2018
10.21am 27 December 2017
2.00pm 17 December 2017

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 8°C
Max: 13°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Dunbar Lifeboat Station
Victoria Harbour
Victoria Place
Dunbar
EH42 1HS

Station phone number

01368 863966

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

To arrange a visit, please contact us via our Facebook page or our website.

Shop hours

January-February
Closed

March-October
Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm

November-December
Monday-Friday 12pm-4pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-4pm

Shop phone number

01368 862641

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News and media from Dunbar Lifeboat Station

Both Dunbar Lifeboats Launched To Reports Of Person In Water
Both Dunbar lifeboats head to Torness Power Station after report of person in the water
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Both Dunbar Lifeboats Launched To Reports Of Person In Water
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Dunbar RNLI lifeboat crew launch to dog stuck at cliffs
Dunbar’s Lifeboat crew launched yesterday (Sat) to help with a dog that had become stuck at the foot of cliffs.
UK Coastguard paged the crew at 4.20pm after receiving a report from a concerned dog owner that his six-year-old spaniel Maisie was stranded on rocks near the Glebe, with her foot caught in her collar.
The crew launched the in-shore lifeboat (ILB) minutes later but when they arrived on scene Maisie had freed herself and was making her own way back along rocks at the foot of cliffs at Winterfield towards the golf course.
Crew members left the lifeboat and tried to coax Maisie to safety, as her owner, accompanied by members of Dunbar and North Berwick Coastguard teams, arrived.
With the help of a friend’s dog, Maisie was reunited with her owner moments later. Although suffering from a sore paw and appearing wet and shaking, Maisie seemed otherwise none the worse for her ordeal.
Her owner, who lives near Winterfield Gold Course, explained Maisie was a rescue dog who loved running on the rocks and had managed to take off after someone left a garden gate open. On this occasion she seemed to get cut off by the tide and found herself in difficulty.
Maisie’s owner did the right thing by calling the Coastguard for help. The RNLI’s advice to dog owners is always to seek help if their pets get into trouble. If they go into water or mud move to a safe place and call them. Dogs often get themselves out of trouble but people risk finding themselves in danger if they enter the water to rescue them.
The ILB returned to the station and by 5.20pm was refuelled and ready for service.
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Dunbar RNLI lifeboat crew launch to dog stuck at cliffs
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Dunbar Lifeboat Volunteers Called to Rescue Crew Member
Dunbar ALB tows the tail-tied fishing vessel Spitfire to Dunbar Harbour.
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Dunbar Lifeboat Volunteers Called to Rescue Crew Member
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Rescue Crew Called to Help Rescue Dog
Dunbar ILB crew arrive on scene to help dog stuck at cliffs.
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Rescue Crew Called to Help Rescue Dog
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