List of Independent Lifeboats
Bay Search and Rescue Cumbria Operates All Terrain Vehicles in Morecambe Bay
Boulmer Volunteer Rescue Service Northumberland Originally funded by the Duke of Northumberland. RNLI-run 1825-1967. Re- established 1967
Burnham Area Rescue Boat Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, Established 1992.
Caister Volunteer Lifeboat Service Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk First documented 1791. Operatedby RNLI 1856-1969.
Duddon Inshore Rescue, Cumbria Established 1969. Operates on Duddon Estuary.
Felixstowe Coast Patrol, Suffolk, England Established 1997.
Folkestone Rescue, Kent Inshore Lifeboat, supporting local emergency services. Operates April to September, weekend daytime.
Freshwater Bay Lifeboat Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Opened 1972.
Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue (GAFIRS) Hampshire Established 1969.
Hamble Lifeboat River Hamble. Hampshire Established 1968. On standby in The Solent.
Haverigg Inshore Rescue Team Cumbria Founded 1973
Hope Cove Lifeboat South Hams, Devon Established 1878. RNLI until 1930. Managed by MCA 1960-2010
Hornsea Rescue East Riding of Yorkshire Established 1994. Operates 1 x RIB and 1 x Jetski (Inshore)
Humber Rescue Humber Bridge, Lancashire Established 1990.
Lancaster Area Search & Rescue Founded 2018 Operate two inshore rescue boats. Affiliated to SLSGB as a Flood Rescue Team.
Maryport Inshore Rescue Cumbria Operated by the RNLI 1865-1949. Re-established 1978
West Mercia Search & Rescue West Midlands Operates in the Severn, Avon and Wye valleys.
Mundesley Inshore Lifeboat Norfolk Established 1972.
North Cumbria Search & Rescue Provides search and rescue and a flood rescue capability
Pett Level Independent Rescue East Sussex Operates in Rye Bay from Pett Level.
Red Seal Rescue Safety Boats Tyne Haven, Tyneside Founded 1967
Runswick Bay Rescue North Yorkshire RNLI-run until late 1970s. Re-established 1982. Registered charity.
Ryde Inshore Rescue Service Isle of Wight Established 1858. RNLI-run 1894-1923. Re-established 1956. Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2009.
Sandown and Shanklin Isle of Wight Run from Shanklin 1884- 1916,Now run from Sandown.
Sea Palling Volunteer Rescue Service Norfolk Established 1840. Run by the RNLI 1858-1931. Re- established 1974.
Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) River Severn, England and Wales Founded 1973. Operates from 7 stations:
Solent Rescue Lepe, Hampshire. Established 1971.
Southport Offshore Rescue Trust Merseyside Established early 18th century. Run by the RNLI 1860-1925. Re-established late 1980s.
Ulverston Inshore Rescue Cumbria Established 2002.
Watersafeuk Search and Rescue Redhill Marina, Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottingham. Provides support to the Fire Service, Police and other blue light services.
York Rescue Boat Yorkshire Established 2014.
Jersey Lifeboat Association St Helier Established 2019 Member of NILA
Fleetbay Inshore Rescue Mossyard, Dumfries & Galloway Established 1774.
Loch Lomond Rescue Luss, Loch Lomond Established 1977.
Nith Inshore Rescue Glencaple Established 1982.
Open Water Rescue Covers Greater Glasgow Area
Port William Inshore Rescue Service Dumfries and Galloway. Established 1979 Operates 6.5m RIB, Pirsac III.
St Abbs Lifeboat Berwickshire Established 2016 after closure of RNLI station (September 2015).
Ferryside Lifeboat Carmarthenshire Established 1835. Run by the RNLI until 1960. Re-established 1966
Loughor Inshore Rescue Swansea Established 1969.
Beachley England and Wales Operates from under the Severn Bridge.
Northern Ireland
Community Rescue Service Operates throughout Northern Ireland. Covers all aspects of search and rescue falling under the remit of Lowland Rescue including ground, inland water, bike, boat and more.
Foyle Search & Rescue Northern and Southern Ireland Operates on the River Foyle. Established 1993.
Lagan Search and Rescue Belfast Harbour
Lough Neagh Rescue Established 1990.
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Civil Aid Rescue Association (CAVRA) Operates within South, Mid and West Glamorgan and surrounding areas.
Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat Devon Run by the RNLI 1869-1912. Re-established 1968.
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Merseyside Search & Rescue One of 36 members of Lowland Rescue.
Cotswolds Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Newport Gloucestershire Established 2008.
Tewkesbury Gloucestershire Established 2008.
Sharpness River Severn Covers England and Wales Established 1986.
Upton-Upon-Severn Worcestershire
Wyre Forest Shropshire, Worcestershire. Established pre-2010.
Merchant Navy Association Boat Club