Saving lives at sea since 1869

All-weather lifeboat called to an emergency,  Salcombe,  Devon,  August 2018



This was just one of the emergency calls I saw the Salcombe RNLI respond to in my recent stay.

The Salcombe station has 2 boats and is operated by a team of 34 local men and women, 21 sea going, 12 shore- based and 1 Lifeboat Medical Adviser. Salcombe sits on the southern tip of Devon with challenging headlands and waters and close to busy shipping lanes, requiring the Lifeboat Station be permanently manned, so two of the team, the coxswain and mechanic, work full time.

To see the team in action pop over to the BBC where a recent episode of their Saving Lives at Sea series follows the Salcombe team.

Lifeboat returning home with an ailing fishing vessel,  August 2018

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 September 2018

Posted as part of Six Word Saturday

32 thoughts on “Saving lives at sea since 1869

  1. Growing up on the waters in and around Florida, I am well familiar to the rescues system we have around the world and so thankful for all of them. May they get the well deserved thanks they deserve.


    1. They have a smaller one too – this is their heavy duty one!
      And yes, everything changes – I saw another smart boat, probably ferrying tourists around, that seemed to be an ex-lifeboat (logo on front)

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