Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service

Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service

Charity information

Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service

For 40+yrs we have been providing a rescue service as a recognised declared facility from MCA. We have seen our services coming under greater demand, more so after the intro of a specialised Fresh water Lifeboat to respond to emergencies on the Norfolk Broads. We have grown to provide a Floodwater rescue service & are registered with Defra. The Council has appointed us as a Resilience Centre.
We’re a voluntary independent lifeboat service & depend entirely on the generosity of the public.

Founded 1976

  • Mission statement

    HEMSBY LIFEBOAT - Mission Statement

    Under the International Convention for the Safety at Sea each ‘Contracting Government’ undertakes to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made for the coast watching and for the rescue of persons in distress at sea around its coast. The Governments of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland are signatories of the Convention.

    Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service is a declared facility as available for the above purpose.

    The Service is established for the public benefit for the preservation and saving of life at sea or on the foreshore and on the North Norfolk Broads by the acquisition, fitting out and maintenance of a lifeboat and a Broads Lifeboat and the provision of a rescue service to operate from Hemsby in the County of Norfolk.

  • Aims

    Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service aims to:

    • Expanding the lifeboat station to allow us to house a 'B' class Inshore Lifeboat & a specialist launch vehicle to increase the service’s capabilities. Benefits the community, schools & businesses.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1976

    Registered Charity Number: 274451

    Board members: 10

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 07717 577575

    Address: Hemsby Gap, Hemsby Beach, Beach Road, Hemsby, Norfolk NR29 4HS

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  • Hemsby Lifeboat station refurbishment

    This is being undertaken to safeguard the service by ‘future proofing’ it for the next... More