Northern Exposure Rescue


Northern Exposure Rescue is a registered charity that provides rescue boats to community and sporting events across the country on a not for profit basis.

For over the last decade we have supported some of the most prestigious events based on or near water. We can not only provide rescue boats but also mark laying and marshal boats. Our volunteers can also act as event safety officers and safety advisors to help ensure your event runs without a hitch. We have also provided detailed risk assessments, event safety handbooks and standard operating techniques for event organisers.

We use RIBs and other low freeboard boats to support events using qualified and experienced volunteers. We own a small number of RIBs and we use other RIBs belonging to our volunteers to supplement our fleet where required. This gives us access to a very diverse range of vessels from fast 4m zapcats up to large offshore RIBs.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in 2012
In 2012 Northern Exposure Rescue provided organisational support and on the water safety cover to the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant . In the same year we also supported the Olympic Torch Relay on it’s final leg from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London before Sir David Beckham took the torch the final leg to the Olympic Stadium.

Over the years we have developed valuable relationships with navigation authorities, police and ambulance organisations and also various sport governing bodies. As a result we understand how they operate and their expectations to ensure events run safely.

We operate in accordance with recommendations made by the Royal Yachting Association and use their established powerboat handling scheme to ensure our volunteers are appropriately qualified.