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

12.02am 25 June 2019
9.06pm 24 June 2019
10.50am 23 June 2019
3.20am 16 June 2019
12.54pm 15 June 2019
1.45am 14 June 2019
1.35am 14 June 2019
1.30am 14 June 2019
11.14am 13 June 2019
11.14am 13 June 2019
6.00am 9 June 2019
10.59am 1 June 2019
6.30pm 22 May 2019
2.04pm 19 May 2019
10.59pm 11 May 2019
5.39pm 10 May 2019
5.45am 1 May 2019
9.44pm 29 April 2019
10.55pm 6 April 2019
11.56am 4 April 2019

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 6°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 launching lifeboat
A short video showing the work of Sunderland RNLI
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Sunderland RNLI launching lifeboat
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Donation made to Sunderland RNLI to remember tragic teenager
Family and friends of Mark Langton with volunteers at Sunderland RNLI
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Donation made to Sunderland RNLI to remember tragic teenager
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Local bar throws New Year’s Eve bash in aid of Sunderland RNLI
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Local bar throws New Year’s Eve bash in aid of Sunderland RNLI
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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.
Video Lifeboats
Sunderland RNLI provide safety cover for firefighters
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