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This site is run by the Minehead lifeboat crew and is the place to find out all of the latest news and information regarding both our station and lifeboat shouts.

This site is not the official RNLI website, please use the menu link to access the official site if required.

The menu on the left of this page can be used to explore various pages to find out details of our crew, station history, and the day-to-day workings of our lifeboat station.

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Minehead's D class on exercise - Photo by Steve Guscott

Latest Shouts
30/12/13 - Atlantic 85 launched to a small fishing boat in difficulties just off Watchet. 2 people taken on board the lifeboat suffering with the cold. One person subsequently airlifted to hospital via RAF Chivenor. The other person recovered safely back to Minehead Lifeboat Station.


06/12/13 - Atlantic 85 launched at 08:00 to a 10m yacht with engine failure just off Watchet. The yacht with 2 people on board was safely towed into Watchet Marina.
02/11/13 - Atlantic launched at 17:15 to a report of 2 surfers in difficulty in St.Audries bay. Atlantic stood down on route as casualties made it safely back to shore.
26/10/13 - Both Minehead Lifeboats launched at 20:19 this evening to persons cut off by the tide somewhere between Blue Anchor and Watchet. Extensive search carried out with local coastguards and RAF Chivenor; casualties eventually located by Minehead's D class and recovered safely by local coatsguards.

Operational Contact details

Boathouse Tel; 01643 703388 (not always manned, in an emergency dial 999)

Station email; Minehead@rnli.org.uk

John Higgie (Lifeboat Operations Manager) 01643 706875

or for crew matters contact Phil on 07964660203

Minehead's Atlantic 85 on exercise - Photo by Peter Creech

Raft Race 2014 - Sunday August 17th at 12:30

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