RNLI Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Sunderland is the oldest lifeboat station, celebrating over 200 years as a station. The first experimental motor lifeboat in the RNLI’s fleet operated from here and today the station has two inshore lifeboats – an Atlantic 85 and a D class.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Sunderland Lifeboat Station

10.52pm 11 November 2018
10.53am 9 November 2018
7.28pm 7 November 2018
3.57pm 6 November 2018
12.04pm 6 November 2018
9.48pm 29 October 2018
3.57pm 20 October 2018
3.52pm 20 October 2018
11.08pm 11 October 2018
11.23am 5 October 2018
6.12pm 28 September 2018
5.08am 25 September 2018
1.02pm 15 September 2018
6.27am 9 September 2018
6.27pm 5 September 2018
7.20pm 29 August 2018
12.15pm 27 August 2018
10.00am 25 August 2018
6.15pm 22 August 2018
4.03pm 22 August 2018

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Sunderland Lifeboat Station
Marine Activity Centre
North Dock
Sunderland
Tyne & Wear
SR6 0PW 

Station phone number

01915 673536

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access 

Visiting times

9am–12pm Sunday or 7pm–9pm Tuesday
Groups by appointment only
Don't miss: crew training 7pm Tuesday and 9am Sunday

Visitor contact

Jayne Ingham

Visitor contact phone number

07801 099303

Shop hours

February-Mid December
Monday 10am-1pm
Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Shop phone number

01915 674395

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News and media from Sunderland Lifeboat Station

Sunderland RNLI provide safety cover for firefighters
Sunderland RNLI D class inshore lifeboat was tasked to provide safety cover to fire fighters who were dealing with a fishing vessel on fire.
The lifeboat stood by and provided support while the fire fighters worked for 3 hours to extinguish the fire.
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Sunderland RNLI provide safety cover for firefighters
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Sunderland RNLI launch to assist a broken down yacht
Sunderland RNLI lifeboat launched to assist 2 men and a dog onboard a yacht which had broken down 1m SE of Sunderland.
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Sunderland RNLI launch to assist a broken down yacht
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Sunderland RNLI host annual Harbour Day
RNLI mascot Stormy Stan helping out during last years Harbour Day
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Sunderland RNLI host annual Harbour Day
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Sunderland Tall Ships Race 2018 nominates RNLI as charity partner
The charity's retail gazebo selling RNLI merchandise
Article Sea safety
Sunderland Tall Ships Race 2018 nominates RNLI as charity partner
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