We are an independent rescue service helping to save lives along the coast between Eccles On Sea and Winterton that is funded solely by voluntary contributions and have no affiliation to the R.N.L.I.
Lionheart is a 5.7metre Humber Ocean Pro RIB, powered by a 90hp 2 stroke Mariner engine allowing a top speed of 34 knots. Lionheart is equiped with two VHS radios complete with MMSI number and the latest second generation GPS,complete with AIS overlay and transponder. On service May 2012 -
Our boat is equipped with modern search and rescue equipment which includes a G.P.S. with chart plotter, 2 V.H.F. Marine radios and vital life saving equipment inc. first aid equipment and Oxygen administration which we have recently been trained and certificated for.
Crewed by volunteers who receive no payments, we are on call 24/7 and are a declared facility who answer directly to the M.C.A (H.M. Coastguard), via a paging system.
You can now donate to Sea Palling Independent Lifeboat through
Supporters of Sea Palling Lifeboat can make donations of up to £10 by texting PVRS01 and either 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 to 70070 to make their donation. The text message is free and all of the donation will be passed to the charity itself.
We do not want to stop you having fun at the seaside. Safety is important and we would ask that you always obey the signs and flag signals.
Always swim close to the beach in line with the shore.
Do not drink and drown - eating and drinking before swimming may give you cramps while you are in the water – you may then be unable to get back to the shore.
Drinking Alcohol and going in the sea is dangerous, it slows your reactions, increase chances of hypothermia and your judgment of distance will be impaired
Check the weather and tides before you leave home – then you will not get swept away.
Always wear sun cream, at least factor 15 or above, sunbathe for short periods of time, use after tan lotion and wear loose clothing that covers your arms and legs to prevent further exposure.
Do not climb on the reefs, if you do you can get trapped by the incoming tide or injured as the rocks are very slippery.
Keep young children within your sight at all times.
Find the red and yellow flags and swim between them
Look at the safety signs
Ask a lifeguard or lifeboat crewman for advice
Get a friend to swim with you ( safety in numbers)
Stick your hand in the air, wave and shout for help if in difficulty Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
If you see someone in difficulty, tell a lifeguard or you can also use nearest telephone which is situated at the top of the ramp opposite Sea Palling lifeboat boathouse.