The Sea Rescue Service is part of the Police Directorate and consists of the Sea Rescue Manager, Sea Rescue Deputy Manager, four full-time Rescue Crew Members and eight Auxiliary Rescue Crew Members.

The New Sea Rescue Facility was built in Rupert’s Bay. The facility houses three Rescue Boats, a launching tractor and has the space to conduct all necessary maintenance to ensure the vessels are fully serviceable. The facility was occupied in December 2017 and was officially opened by her Excellency Governor Lisa Honan on 4 April 2018.



There are two Inshore Lifeboats – Gemini Waverider 850

Sea Rescue 1 (Ocean Rider)

Sea Rescue 2 (Sea Lion)

And 1 Offshore Life boat – Redbay Stormforce 11

Sea Rescue 3 (Lima)


 The Sea Rescue Service will be responsible for:

  • The provision of a Sea Rescue capability 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Provision of a Sea Rescue Service to St Helena’s Airport during flight operations
  • Life-saving at sea through search and rescue
  • Providing fully trained personnel to assist in other emergencies on land


Contact numbers:

In an Emergency: 999

Office: 25215

VHF Radio: Channel 16 – call sign: Sea Rescue Base