In 2017 RNLI lifeboats launched 8,436 times to help those in need. That’s 8,436 times that crews left families, hot meals, got woken at 2am, went out in darkness and much more whenever the pager sounded.
Dedicated crews were ready to responsd 24/7 across 238 lifeboat stations.
On average, lifeboats launch 23 times a day.
Here is a visualisation of the activity in 2017.