If you are — or you see someone — in trouble on or near the sea, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
At sea, contact Humber Coastguard on VHF channel 16.
For other communications, please use the form below or contact us by e-mail or phone.
Telephone 01328 710230
Telephone 01328 710882 or 07831 103166
As government restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic are eased from Wednesday 13 May, RNLI Wells lifeboat station has issued some advice for visitors returning to the North Norfolk coast or planning to get afloat in local harbours... Please read
Wells lifeboats and the lifeboat crew remain operational and ready to launch if needed during the Corona Virus outbreak. However, training and exercises and all public visits to the lifeboat station are cancelled. Our usual public and fund-raising events and activities are also on-hold at the moment and may not take place as planned.
Planning permission has been granted for a new lifeboat station at Wells to house our forthcoming Shannon-class all weather lifeboat but legal work relating to the new site has taken longer than expected and we are now hoping that building work will be able to start in Spring 2020. This will take around 18 months to complete so our new Shannon-class lifeboat should then come into service late in 2021.
Funding for the new lifeboat was raised in part with a station appeal for £250,000 in 2014-15 and also by the Civil Service charity The Lifeboat Fund with its 150th Anniversary Appeal. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has donated, fund-raised, helped and supported us both locally and across the UK and even further afield. Your contribution is appreciated and will help to save lives and keep our volunteeer crews safe in the years to come. Read more about the station appeal
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