The RNLI is the charity which exists to 'save lives at sea' and is independent of coastguard and government and relies solely on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain a 24/7 maritime rescue service around the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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Sunday 03 February was a day of accomplishment for RNLI Weston volunteer Matt Lyons as he successfully completed his first step towards becoming qualified boat crew aboard the D class lifeboat, Adrian Beaumont. His first task is to develop local knowledge of Weston Bay, while gaining familiarisation with the lifeboat and its operating procedures. For […]
For some time there have been rumours and suggestions about the fate of a lifeboat station in Weston. Now a real step has been taken along this long and, at times challenging, road. The lifeboat has been active in Weston since 1882. For most of that time there was a lifeboat station on Birnbeck Island. […]
Monday, 19 June 2017 Traditionally Weston RNLI station is on standby throughout the weekend of Air Days in case we are needed, even though we are not part of the event itself. This year we were busy with six shouts plus greeting visitors and moving vessels holding up the display. Each year a major Air […]
Too many people still risk their lives trying to access the island without understanding the tides in Weston Bay. The way across looks benign at low tide but soon catches up with the unwary. Although it is derelict and falling into the sea Birnbeck Island and its Pier is a fascinating and charming sight. It […]
In the middle of a shout on a busy bank holiday week-end one crew wife goes into labour at the station Simon Bond is one of the lifeboat crew at Weston-super-Mare RNLI Station. He and his wife Jen were expecting a baby any minute during the bank holiday week-end at the end of August. It […]
Each year the crew at Weston RNLI attend the town Service of Remembrance for the Fallen. The crew assembled on the morning of the Service to parade from the High Street to the War Memorial at Grove Park in Weston. They marched in the parade with all the other participants. During the Service, at six […]