Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

Welcome to the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat

About Us

We are an independent inshore rescue boat facility, working in close co-operation with HM Coastguard and the RNLI.

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Our Facilities

We operate from a custom built boat house in Pett Level, which is home to our office and two RIB rescue boats.

Our Team

All our team are volunteers who give their time to help: from boat crew, shore crew and maintenance, to fund-raising, administration and the team who run the charity.

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Charity Fundraising

We are a registered charity (number 286891), and all our operations rely on donations from the public and various organisations.

Pett Beach

This is a beautiful part of the UK’s coastline.

But the sea, and the beach, can be dangerous if you are unprepared.

Please be aware of the local tide times …



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Event Calendar

We’re involved in plenty of local events

Check out our event calendar.


PLIRB “shouts”

Find out about our recent call-outs.

Thank you

As an independent rescue charity, every donation makes a difference.

A dedicated page for thanking some of our donors and sponsors is coming soon.

Today’s training – maintenance mode

Despite a weather forecast which predicted winds and rain, we’ve had a beautiful day again down at the boat house this Sunday, with a superb low tide giving a fantastic coastal view     Much as we’d love to have been out on the water, vital...
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The first training for October – two scenarios, plenty of practice!

It was a beautiful day down at the boat house yesterday, although the sea had a real swell with the incoming tide.  With this backdrop, there was a real focus on putting recent and ongoing training into practice with boat-based scenarios. Although the weather was...
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Coordinating Sunday’s training …

Although initially the sea was beautifully flat, weather conditions were a little on the grim side and the forecast offering high winds on the way, so today’s training was all about the base rather than out on the water.  Trainee crew volunteers were split into...
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Open Day Cash Up … the final number!

Our treasurer Stella’s been having a busy time counting up the income and outlay from August’s Open Day and we’re very happy to announce a final total of £1666.01! This amount is amazing considering the absolutely awful weather conditions on the day,...
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Today’s training … low tide, high risk manoeuvres!

This weekend saw some beautiful weather along the Pett coastline, although as the season’s changing, so is the temperament – and temperature – of the water! Despite being a low tide on Sunday (16th September 2018) the high winds created a very...
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Windy day, busy day

This morning’s session down at the base saw a windy day, high tide and plenty of activity! First up, crew trainee Rob brought his kite surfing equipment down to the session so that crews could learn about the equipment and practice rescuing a kite surfer. This...
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First Aid Update

Last weekend’s training took the whole weekend, with 9 base and boat crew volunteers taking part in First Aid training.  This is the first wave (see what we did there?) of refresher training for established crew teams and new training for the latest volunteers,...
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Open Day … Wet & Windy but Not a Wash Out!

Well, the bank holiday weekend just flew by – quite literally with gusts of up to 40 mph around the coast! And with it came our Open Day on Sunday 26th August 2018. It has to be said that our volunteers, guests and supporters were amazing, all coming along to...
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Pett Base to Pett Rescue … over? All over Pett, in fact!

Another busy morning of training down at the base today! The boat house was given over to a wonderful crew of friendly and talented artists exhibiting work for sale in support of us – thanks so much to all of you for your support. With the boat house being extra...
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Reserve Launch Vehicle Fundraiser ~ Sainsbury’s is Onboard!

The big news this week is that during last Sunday’s training, we had a visit from representatives of one of the local branches of Sainsbury’s. The group were from the Station Plaza, Hastings branch of Sainsbury’s and they came to explore what Pett...
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From Rescue Boat to Dragon Boat …

Exciting news! Local event company, Dynamic Conferences & Events Ltd, have launched a PLIRB fundraiser Dynamic Dragons and are busy raising the funds needed to take part in the 21st Annual Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water on 8th September 2018. PLIRB crew member...
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Oyez! Oyez! Open Day update …

Not long now until our Gala Open Day on 26th August 2018. We’ll be open from 12 noon to 4 pm on the day, with stalls, entertainments, events and a display by boat crews at 1 pm. Look, we’ve already got the banners out … Some of the entertainment will...
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More August Events – Arts Fundraiser

Just a quick heads up about an extra diary date! An arts fundraising event here at the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat house on Sunday 19th August 2018. From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m there’s the opportunity to review some beautiful arts and crafts, many of which...
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Today’s Training: All About the Base – an Open Day update, and visitors!

Today’s training involved spending time on the base, getting things a little ship-shape with our upcoming Open Day in mind! To start off with, time was spent … Clearing and tidying in the boathouse. Organising some of the events taking place on the Open...
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Mayday shout in July

On Sunday 15th July 2018, after a busy (and hot) morning of base and boat crew training, the crew received a call out. Around 3.15 pm a “mayday” call was received, initially with the position of Dymchurch. After some uncertainty about reported position,...
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Please consider contributing....

As an independent rescue charity, we rely entirely on fundraising and donations.

You can help by becoming a member or making a donation.

Our CONTRIBUTE! page shows you how to do this. Thank you…..

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