Welcome to the Torbay Lifeboat
Station Web Site. The site is
maintained by lifeboat station personnel and as such is not an official RNLI Web
Site. Included is both
history andindicative operational information
of theservice provided
to those who spend time along the South Devon Coastline from Teignmouth to Start
Bay and 50 miles out into the
National charity the RNLI Mission statement is -
'to end preventable loss of life at sea'
As Brixham Coastguard Station moves towards closure over the coming
weeks (Oct 2014) here is
a picture from 2008 when they coordinated the Medal winning service
to the Ice Prince.
To the right of Captain Peter Sparks - Les Jenkin and Fiona Iris
with the Portland Helicopter crew
Recent Operational details are in the
All Weather and Inshore lifeboat sections.Our Life saving activities are possible only
because of Voluntary Contributions. Please Support the RNLI -
simply Click one of the 'Donate' buttons above. It costs in excess of
£1500 to train and refresh each crew member every year. Remember the slogan
'Train One - Save Many'
Torbay has been served by Lifeboats since 1866 and Brixham has
provided the base for a lifeboat since
then. The Station was granted the Freedom of
the Borough of Torbay in 1988. For a period just under 50 years Torquay had a
lifeboat station, Dartmouth also had lifeboats for just
under 20 years from 1878. A new Dart Lifeboat Station was
established in November 2007.
Our Station is among the
busier lifeboat stations in the Country and can
anticipate around 100 launches in any one year. Brixham is a busy fishing port, there are five
large marinas within our operational area together with leisure and yacht clubs, water
skiing, para gliding, diving, cliffs(climbing,
walks and falls!) - in fact any water activity you can think
ofprobably occurs in our area.
Site - To keep the site up to date new information is added as soon as
practically possible about our activities and giving notice of future
events. To keep the site relevant a significant amount of 'past'
information now resides under the 'Archive'
tab - hopefully this is reasonably easy to navigate your way around.
So step inside the site and we hope you catch a flavour of our work.
A full Table of Contentscan be found
in the Menu. Please note information
on this site is maintained by the Torbay Station who are responsible for overall content.
All pictures and information is copyright Torbay Lifeboat Station unless otherwise
Group visits can be arranged by writing to
'The Lifeboat Operations Manager' at the address below.