The UK Coastguard co-ordinated an extensive search and rescue effort after a 90m cargo ship sank off the Kent coast, in Force 9 north westerly winds.
The lifeboat crew were tasked to a yacht, about 10m in length anchored to the North Thanet buoy, some 13 miles east of Ramsgate, and on arrival at the scene…
The single-handed sailor aboard found he had no power, lights or VHF radio after several abortive attempts to start the boat’s engine.
Ramsgate's all weather lifeboat was launched to assist a small yacht which had been dismasted after a collision with a container ship 24 miles east of the town.
A potentially lifesaving rescue device fashioned from the unlikely source materials of empty plastic bottles will be trialled in the UK for the first time by the RNLI.
An upturned vessel spotted some six miles west of Land's End sparked a search for possible missing crew.
The Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI crew assisted a man who was trapped onboard a small boat in Glenelg bay due to very high winds and large swell.
Two Royal Navy ships, three helicopters, a fishing vessel and the Peel RNLI lifeboat responded to a Mayday call from a sinking boat off the Isle of Man in the…
A man who had fallen overboard from a small boat in strong winds was rescued by an off-duty RNLI lifeguard who was out kitesurfing.
A 39ft (12m) yacht that ran aground while leaving James Watt Dock Marina, with three people and a small dog on board, later sank while under tow.
The single-handed sailor had taken on quite a lot of water in bad weather through the night and his yacht's engine had failed - he needed a tow to safety.
Castletownbere lifeboat volunteers spent 12 hours battling storm-force conditions to rescue a single-handed yachtsman 45 miles south of Mizen head in West Cork.
A call-out to assist a yacht with engine failure quickly escalated to a medical emergency for the Eastbourne’s all-weather lifeboat crew.
A 30ft Dutch yacht with a broken rudder was rescued in treacherous conditions just west of the notorious Shingles Bank off the Needles Rocks, Isle of Wight.
Seven people were 'hurriedly evacuated' from a sinking catamaran - the Island Sailing Club’s J/111 class World Championships committee boat
A fire scare aboard a yacht turned out to be steam caused by burst hot water pipes.
An extensive search for a suspected missing boat owner was carried out after a submerged speed boat was spotted off the coast of Torquay, Devon.
A dispute with volunteers over a new training programme and the station’s management has resulted in the RNLI taking New Brighton lifeboat station temporarily off service for several weeks.
Two sailors abandoned their blazing yacht after an engine fire broke out near the entrance to Poole Harbour.
A French yacht grounded on Brehon Tower rocks between Guernsey and Herm.