Welcome to the Littlestone lifeboat station Podcast A look into the exciting world of one of the RNLIs inshore lifeboat station
Produced four times a year it will introduce you to the crew and what they do. Also keep an eye out for our Podcast Extras bringing you bang up to date with what is happening. As far as anyone knows we are the first lifeboat station to ever produce a Podcast!
Welcome to Littlestone-on-Sea
Littlestone-on-Sea lifeboat station is one of the RNLI’s 236 country wide facilities home to one of 340 lifeboats that help ensure safety in our coastal waters. The crew is formed by local men and women who can, at a moments notice, be prepared to launch and help “Save lives at sea”
The crew are alerted by pagers and mobile phone text messages, and with this alert they assemble at the station, where the details of the incident are passed onto the crew as the boat is launched. From the pagers being activated to the boat being en-route usually takes, on average, around 6-7 minutes, depending on tides and available crew.