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Launches 2021

Latest ILB Launch

10th June 2021

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Latest ALB Launch


14th May 2021



All Launches 2021

2021 Total Launches 24

2021 Total ILB Launches 18  

2021 Total ALB Launches  6

DATE               TIME    BOAT   TASK


01/01/2021       11:06    ILB       Person in the water at Knott End

06/01/2021       13:23    ILB       Persons cutoff by incoming tide.

19/02/2021       19:41    ALB     Reports of drifting liferaft.

28/02/2021       02:37    ALB     Report of person in the water.

07/03/2021       15:52    ILB      Launch Cancelled.

18/03/2021       15:22    ILB      Towed in brokendown Jet Ski.

22/03/2021       13:51    ILB       Launch Cancelled.

29/03/2021       14:49    ALB     Windsurfer in difficulties.

29/03/2021       14:49    ILB       Windsurfer in difficulties.

31/03/2021       14:03    ILB      Launch Cancelled.

01/04/2021       23:41    ILB      Jet Ski aground, towed back in.

16/04/2021      12:07    ILB      Person cutoff by incoming tide.

18/04/2021       18:36   ALB      Launch Cancelled.

18:04/2021       21:05   ALB      Launch Cancelled.

12/05/2021      13:51    ILB       Towed yacht to place of safety.

13/05/2021                   ILB       Towed yacht to place Knott End.

14/05/2021      10:58    ILB       Reports of person cutoff by tide.    

14/05/2021      10:58    ALB      Reports of person cutoff by tide.

15/05/2021      05:34    ILB       Rescued Person In The Water.

27/05/2021      15:33    ILB       Jet Ski aground at Knott End.

31/05/2021      13:28    ILB       Persons cutoff by tide.

01/06/2021      14:02    ILB       Person cutoff by tide.

05/06/2021      18:52    ILB       Persons cutoff by tide.

10/06/2021       09:48   ILB       2 People & a dog cutoff by tide.

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CALL-OUT 1st April 2021 23:41

Our inshore lifeboat D-853 'Harbet' was out on service again, this time assisting the owners of a jet ski that had run aground earlier in the day. The high tide provided the opportunity for it to return to dry land, to assess the damage. With the tide running fast, it proved a more difficult job than at first imagined. But fortunately, all were safe in the end.

CALL-OUT 29th March 2021 14:49

On Monday 29th March 2021 With winds gusting at nearly 50 mph and with one of the highest tides of the year running at a strong six knots, a call out to a windsurfer near Glasson Dock was unexpected by the volunteers from Fleetwood RNLI.

At 14:49 both the inshore lifeboat D-853 Harbet and the all-weather Shannon class lifeboat 13-14 Kenneth James Pierpoint, were launched, as the wind surfer’s reported position was expected to change dramatically given the conditions on the day.


The casualty was discovered clinging onto his surf board, several miles from the reported position, very cold, exhausted and relieved to see the inshore lifeboat heading towards him.


The man, a visitor to the area from Darwen in Lancashire, had been in the water for nearly an hour and was picked up by the inshore lifeboat, along with his equipment, before being transferred to the Shannon Class RNLI lifeboat for a more comfortable, warmer transfer to Fleetwood.


He received casualty care aboard the lifeboat before taking a hot shower and was given dry clothes at the lifeboat station. He was later collected by his friend and didn’t require hospital treatment.


Tony Cowell, Coxswain for Fleetwood RNLI said:


‘This was a very successful outcome and a life saved. The casualty was exhausted by the time we got to him and nowhere near the reported original position. We found him as quickly as we did, thanks to our colleagues at Holyhead Coastguard and our training to track the tidal flows and currents. He was a lucky man.’

 16th April 2021 12:07

Our inshore lifeboat D-853 'Harbet' was launched at 12:07 to rescue a lady and her two dogs from a sand bank after being cut off by the tide. All were returned ashore safe and well.

15th May 2021 05:34

Tasked to a  person in the water near Tigers tail. Our inshore lifeboat D-853 'Harbet' was launched at 05:34 to rescue a person in the water.

31st May 2021 13:28

A very busy day today across the Fylde Coast and the whole Northwest of England.

Holyhead Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre were inundated with emergency calls and fed them out one after another to Coastguard Rescue Teams, RNLI lifeboats and Beach Patrols.

We were involved this afternoon with 2 Coastguard officers wading out to a family group unknowingly cut off by the incoming tide at Fleetwood.

In a well-practiced and agreed rescue, our officers took the group to higher ground to wait for evacuation by Fleetwood D-Class lifeboat and Blackpool D-Class lifeboat.



1st June 2021 14:02

Our inshore lifeboat D-853 'Harbet' was launched at 14:02 to rescue a person and a dogs after being cut off by the tide. All were returned ashore safe and well.

5th June 2021 18:52

Our inshore lifeboat D-853 'Harbet' was launched at 18:52 to rescue 2 people after being cut off by the tide. When the ILB arrived at the casualties both casualties was shoulder deep in water. All were returned ashore safe and well.

LATEST CALLOUT 10th June 2021 09:48

Our inshore lifeboat D-853 'Harbet' was launched at 09:48 to reports of 2 people and a dog cut off by the tide. When the ILB arrived the casualties had reached the shore safe and well.