Next Lifeboat Exercises
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Subject to operational requirements
Latest Lifeboat Shout
At 14.03 hours on Sunday 17 November - we were tasked to a 19' angling boat with three persons on board with engine failure off Dungeness Point. Casualty sorted their own problem and made their way back to the Varne Boat Club ramp. Our lifeboat returned to station. Read the News Release
Shannon Launch and Recovery Kit Training
Dungeness Lifeboat Station in Kent guards the Channel from Folkestone to Rye Bay and today operates a Mersey class 'fast' carriage lifeboat Pride and Spirit which came to Dungeness in 1992, it was a generous gift from Eric and Jean Cass.
Shore helpers are required to launch and recover the lifeboat, the station also had the country's last lady launchers.
In 1940 the Dungeness Lifeboat Charles Cooper Henderson was also one of 19 lifeboats that took part in the evacuation of forces from Dunkirk.
Dungeness has been chosen as the home for the first
Shannon class RNLI lifeboat