News : Change off call signs for the Southport Lifeboats
As of Today (September 1st), our Lifeboats have new call signs.
The main lifeboat now has the call sign 'Southport Lifeboat' instead of 'Southport Rescue', which had been used since the first lifeboat came into service in 1988.
The D-Class now has the call sign 'Southport ILB' as opposed to 'Southport IRB', which had been used since the boat was purchased off the RNLI in 2005.
The decision to change the call signs has been taken by the Trustees of the Southport Offshore Rescue Trust in order to keep up with the current guidelines set out by the Maritime Coastguard Agency in the Rescue Boat Code of Practice.
We are continually looking to build upon the service we provide, largely by improving our facilities, kit, crew training and maintenance schedule.
Changing the call signs of our vessels from Rescue boats to Lifeboats is a reflection of what our service is and how we wish to be perceived by the other organisations we work with.
Southport Lifeboat Southport ILB