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Port St Mary Lifeboat Station

Port St Mary is one of five lifeboat stations on the Isle of Man and has celebrated 110 years as a lifeboat station. Today the station provides search and rescue cover for both leisure and commercial vessels, operating both an inshore and an all-weather lifeboat.

This station is classed as a Discover station. ​Our crews from Discover stations are equally welcoming to visitors but many of these stations were built before visitors were considered. These stations normally open their boathouse doors during the summer months. 

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Recent launches from this station

Date Time
14/08/2014 20:18
25/05/2014 15:41
02/05/2014 15:08
02/03/2014 10:00
02/12/2013 23:19
02/12/2013 23:15
11/09/2013 18:03
09/07/2013 15:05
08/06/2013 16:52
12/05/2013 12:53

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Station address:

Port St Mary Lifeboat Station
Lime Street
Isle of Man
British Isles
IM9 5EF

Station telephone:

01624 835015

Station opening times:

9am–5pm weekdays or by appointment

Accessibility:

Parking

Visitor contact:

Alex Maddrell

Visitor contact telephone:

01624 833151

Shop opening times:

January–December
Monday–Friday
10am–4pm
(although closed when on a shout as manned by crew)

Appledore ILB crew members. Left to right, Martin Davis, Gary Stanbury and Andrew HalletSpecific crew member details for this lifeboat station are not available here at the moment.

More than 4,800 lifeboat crew members around the UK and RoI drop everything when their pagers go off, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Only 1 in 10 crew members has a professional maritime occupation. Men and women of all ages and all walks of life crew the RNLI lifeboats around our coasts and waterways.

  • Charles Hunter-Pease with Paddy Kelly , Chair of Peel RNLI Ladies Guild

    RNLI Chairman and

  • RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease presents Ramsey mechanic, Ali Clague with the charity's Bronze fundraising badge.

    RNLI Chairman presents Ali Clague with RNLI award

  • RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease meets Port Erin RNLI volunteers

    RNLI Chairman meets Port Erin RNLi volunteers

  • RNLI Chairman, Charles Hunter-Pease meets Douglas RNLI volunteer.

    RNLI Chairman visits Douglas RNLI

  • Port St Mary Lifeboat

    Gough Ritchie 2

  • Spirit of Leicester

    Port St Mary inshore lifeboat

  • Gough Ritchie 2

    Port St Mary all weather lifeboat

  • John Lindon (centre) presents the cheque to Mary Corran and Allen Corlett.

    John Lindon (centre) presents the cheque to Mary Corran and Allen Corlett.

  • RNLI all-weather lifeboat Blue Peter VII

    RNLI all-weather lifeboat Blue Peter VII

  • The Manx RNLI lifeboat at Conwy Marina

    The Manx RNLI lifeboat at Conwy Marina

  • Port St Mary inshore lifeboat

    Port St Mary inshore lifeboat

  • Trent Class Gough Ritchie 2

    Port St Mary Lifeboat

  • Seventy-eight keen golfers took part in the annual competition at Roweny Golf Club which helped raise £150 for the charity that saves lives at sea.  Prizes were kindly donated by Russell Armstrong and presented to the competition winners.

    Manx golf club holds annual competition in aid of RNLI

  • Sarah Keggan is preparing for fundraising walk in aid of the RNLI

    Sarah Keggan is preparing for fundraising walk for the RNLI

  • Future crew for Port St Mary lifeboat?

    Future crew for Port St Mary lifeboat?

  • Two Isle of Man lifeboat stations come together for thanksgiving church service

    Two Isle of Man lifeboat stations come together for thanksgiving church service

  • Port St Mary lifeboat rescues angler lost in thick fog.

    Port St Mary lifeboat rescues angler lost in thick fog.

  • Manx fundraiser walks for nearly 12 hours for the RNLI

    Manx fundraiser walks for nearly 12 hours for the RNLI

  • Special guest joins in the fun at Port St Mary lifeboat day

    Special guest joins in the fun at Port St Mary lifeboat day

  • Wind and rain results in fewer launches for Manx RNLI lifeboat crews

    Peel RNLI all-weather lifeboat Ruby Clery

  • Port St Mary RNLI volunteers rescue two teenagers

    Port St Mary inshore lifeboat

  • Volunteer crew members from Port St Mary Lifeboat Station took part in the 85 mile Isle of Man Parish Walk - the island's biggest walking event. The team have raised money for the RNLI from sponsorship.

    Port St Mary parish walkers

  • Port St Mary Shop

    Port St Mary Shop

  • Port St Mary D class entering a cave. Photo: Dave Kneale

    Port St Mary D class entering a cave. Photo: Dave Kneale

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Lifeboat name:
 Gough Ritchie II

Lifeboat class: Trent

Funded by: The Gough Ritchie Trust and legacy of Miss Millicent Webb

Read more about the Trent


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Lifeboat name:
Spirit of Leicester

Lifeboat class: D class

Read more about the D class

A station was established by the Institution in 1896 in view of the number of shipwrecks in the area.

1896/8
Lifeboat house built at a cost of £845.

1897
Flagpole supplied.

1912
Committee decided the boat would in future be launched from the slipway and exercises with horses would be discontinued.  Gas laid on in lifeboat house for lighting and heating.

1927
An exercise was arranged for Flag Day on 6 August.  Coxswain Kneen was killed by an explosion, when he fired the maroon that was to open the event.  His wife was granted a pension by the Institution.

1937
While launching on exercise on 10 June the lifeboat skidded down the slipway and four men working the winch were thrown from the handles.  John Evans was struck by a handle and received fatal injuries.  A pension was granted to his widowed mother.

1966
D Class lifeboat sent to station in May.

1976
Watson - Motor class lifeboat withdrawn and replaced by an Arun class lifeboat.

1981
The Thanks of the Institution inscribed on Vellum accorded to Coxswain/Mechanic Norman Quillin and crew members Eric Quillin and William Halsall in recognition of their skill, determination and initiative when the lifeboat rescued two of the crew of the yacht Melfort which went aground on rocks at Derby Haven about 80 yards on the seaward side of the breakwater in an east-south-easterly gale and a rough sea on 17 May 1981.

1994
New D class lifeboat D462 placed on service on 13 July.

1995
Centenary Vellum awarded to station.

1998
New Trent class lifeboat placed on service 21 May.

2001
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of the Institution visited the station on 30 October accompanies by the Chairman of the Institution Mr Peter Nicholson and the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man, His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Air Marshal Ian MacFadyen CB,OBE.

2004
A Framed Letter signed by the Chairman or the Institution, Mr Peter Nicholson, awarded to Second Coxswain Michael Kneale in recognition of his initiative, leadership and first class seamanship when the lifeboat brought in the large disabled fishing vessel Paramount on 24 November 2003.