New Shannon Class Lifeboat Due At Sheerness
The RNLI have confirmed that a new all-weather Shannon Class Lifeboat will be built and stationed at Sheerness from mid-2020 to replace our current all-weather Trent Class Lifeboat ' George and Ivy Swanson '.
She will be named ' Judith Copping Joyce ' and will carry the number 13-38 which signifies her length (13mtrs) and the 38th Shannon to be completed. Sea trials should have been taken place from April 2020, but due to the "COVID-19" Pandemic, these have been postponed until further notice, please watch this page or our Facebook page for future updates.
You can find more information and progress photos of her build on our Facebook page .
HELP FUND THE BOAT : A local fund raising campaign is also underway to raise money towards the cost of the boat. Please visit our Facebook page to donate or contact us here.
Welcome to the RNLI Sheerness Lifeboats website
The Lifeboat station is situated at Garrison Point within the Port of Sheerness, Kent which used to be an old naval dockyard.
Our purpose is to save lives at sea and our crew is on call 24hrs a day.
The RNLI is funded by donations from the public.
Our station at Sheerness is ideally positioned to answer the many calls for assistance from mariners in the River Medway and Thames Estuary.
Unfortunately the station is not open to the general public and visits are strictly by appointment however you can see us at various public events locally during the summer months so please keep an eye on our Facebook feed to see when and where.
If you would like to join our crew or know someone who may wish to, check out our volunteering page here.
We thank the local community for their valuable support in helping us continue to save lives at sea and the generous activities, fund raising and general awareness to aid saving lives at sea.
Lifeboat Operations Manager