Beachley was SARA’s first purpose built lifeboat station. It is situated under the M48 (Old) Severn Bridge on the spur of land between the Rivers Severn and Wye. It is ideally located to cover the water from Sharpness in the north, to Avonmouth and Cardiff in the south. The Rivers Avon, Usk, Monnow and Wye are all part of the operational area.
The slipway was originally used by the Car Ferry service that operated between Beachley and Aust before the opening of the M48 Severn Bridge in 1966. The station houses the equipment used by both the boat crews and the land search & rescue teams. Beachley crewmembers are trained in boat, mud, land and swift-water rescue techniques.
Beachley is equipped with powerful marine radio communications and has recently taken delivery of some of the very latest tracking equipment enabling the control-room staff to pin-point the location of rescue boats, vehicles and search teams during an emergency callout.
Rescue Boats & Mobile Units @ Beachley
|SARA Lifeboat 1 “Jim Hewitt”
Delta 8mtr Rigid Inflatable (RIB) Rescue Craft with self righting system
Learn more about SARA 1
|SARA Lifeboat 3 ‘swiftandbold’
Delta 4.9 mtr Rigid Inflatable (RIB) Custom – X-Range Fast Rescue Craft
Learn more about SARA 3
|SARA Rescue Boat 5
Jeanneau Rigiflex Newmatic360
Learn more about SARA 5
|SARA Lifeboat 20
Delta 6.75mtr Rigid Inflatable (RIB) X-Range Fast Rescue Craft with self righting system
Learn more about SARA 20
Land Rover 110 LWB TDi
Learn more about MRU 2
Beachley’s Boat Launch Vehicle
|Incident Support Unit (ISU) South
Beachley’s Incident Support Unit (ISU) South
Learn more about ISU South
|ISU, Mobile 1, Mobile 10 & Mobile 2 at Beachley October 2015|
You can donate to our Beachley station direct via text message:
Text SARA03 £5 to 70070 to donate to Severn Area Rescue and make a difference today and help save lives.
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