The Cemfjord cargo ship after it overturned off the north coast of Scotland. . Photograph: RNLI Wick/PA

Eight crew members of a cargo ship that capsized in heavy seas in the Pentland Firth are presumed lost after a huge search operation failed to find th(...)

The Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground in the Solent between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The 25 crew members have been rescued. Photograph: Gerry Penny/EPA

A car carrier stranded next to a busy shipping lane was grounded deliberately to prevent it from capsizing, its owners have said.The 51,000 tonne Hoeg(...)

Four coxswains, four mechanics, four navigators and 16 all-weather lifeboat crew have been trained to respond to call-outs on the new vessel. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Connemara coastline has been allocated an all-weather lifeboat on a 12-month trial basis by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).The Mer(...)

Ireland’s first Tamar class lifeboat, stationed at Kilmore Quay, makes short work of the heavy swells off south east Ireland.

An outdoor exhibition showcasing photographs of the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has gone on display in Grand Canal Squar(...)

Steve Redmond who hopes to raise funds for the RNLI as he becomes the person to swim from Ireland to Wales. Photograph: WorldReach PR /PA Wire

At around 10pm tonight Corkman Steve Redmond will head out for a swim...across the channel!Leaving from Carne Beach in Wexford he will attempt the gru(...)

Quiet heroes

They are quiet heroes: volunteers in the lifeboat and mountain rescue services who give freely of their time, put their lives at risk and contribute t(...)