Port Isaac RNLI Station

Port Isaac Lifeboat Station

Situated in a 700-year-old fishing village, Port Isaac has seen lifeboats launching off the north Cornish coast for over 100 years. Today the station operates an inshore D class lifeboat.

Different classes of lifeboat are needed for various locations, depending on geographical features, the kind of rescue work that the station is asked to do and the cover provided by neighbouring stations. So RNLI lifeboats are divided into two categories: all-weather and inshore. The D class lifeboat is one of three classes of inshore lifeboat.

The D class has been the workhorse of the service for nearly 50 years. The inflatable D class is highly manoeuvrable and usually operates closer to shore than all-weather lifeboats and is specifically suited to surf, shallow water and confined locations, often close to cliffs, among rocks or even in caves.


St Endellion and the Climate Friendly Parish Project

St EndellioPort Isaac photon parish is working with the local Cornwall Friends of the Earth group on a Climate Friendly Parish project. Local businesses and the parish council signed up to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 5% annually.
A Climate Friendly Parish steering group coordinates activities, and the local school is involved. Students are analysing emissions and looking at ways to reduce them.
Residents and businesses are surveyed and encouraged to reduce their climate impact. This is a pilot that may lead to a wider project, joining up different communities’ activities to reduce the carbon footprint over the long term. A new Cornwall Community Climate Forum brings St Endellion together with community groups, faith groups and environmental organisations. A climate newsletter, messages in the local press, seminars, visits and debates raise the profile of the St Endellion project and the Forum. For more information, see the document, Ways to tackle Climate Change