The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is the charity that saves lives at sea.

It provides a 24-hour on-call service to cover search and rescue requirements on inland waters, beaches the River Thames and out to 100 nautical miles from the coast of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

This site is our way of thanking, informing and updating all the supporters whose generosity makes our work possible.

Tower Lifeboat is the dedicated Search and Rescue resource for Central London, that covers the Thames between Barking Creek and Battersea; these are approximate bounds, dependent on tidal conditions and other SAR resources, Tower Lifeboat has been deployed outside these bounds but its work is largely carried out well within them.


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News & Rescues

         Tower RNLI Lifeboat Launched to report of woman threatening to jump from Vauxhall bridge after an argument with her husband.   On arriving on scene the police land based unit confirmed she was not ... read more

8th February 2013, 22:18hrs

Subscribe and Contact

         Find out how you can stay in touch with the station through regular emails and social media .. read more

Station Visits

         Come visit us, explore the station, our boats and learn about our life saving work. Our team of experts are also able to visit your school or local group .. find out more

Join our volunteers

         The RNLI is supported entirely by voluntary contributions, find out about opportunities for both wet and dry crew .. read more

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