Free tours at Weymouth Lifeboat station are now available to book. 

To tie into the 200-year anniversary of the RNLI saving lives at sea, Weymouth Lifeboat Station is promoting its free tours, inviting members of the public to visit the Weymouth relief all-weather lifeboat (ALB) The Duke of Kent. 

There will be two tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays – one at 10.30am and another at 11.30am. Booking is essential with a maximum of 10 people per tour and under-18s must be accompanied by an adult. 

The vessel was recently launched to rescue two adults and a child were reported to have been become trapped along Kimmeridge Bay in late February.

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Weymouth RNLI lifeboat station was founded in 1869 and since then its crews have launched the lifeboats 3,692 times, saving at least 958 lives.

Today, Weymouth operates two lifeboats; a Severn class All Weather Lifeboat (ALB) named Ernest and Mabel, currently in Poole for extended maintenance, and an Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) the Jack & Phyl Cleare.

The two different crafts allow volunteers to select the best resource and crew to address the specific need and target the best possible outcome.

The station in Weymouth was established by the RNLI in 1869 to give assistance to vessels in distress on the north and east sides of Weymouth Bay.

Anyone wishing to take part can book by calling 01305 759117