Distressed sailors and struggling swimmers. If you are in trouble at sea - they will be there to help you.
And this summer Kent and Essex had the UK's busiest coastal RNLI lifeboat stations - at Southend on Sea and Ramsgate.
But with the worst summer on record for 100 years - why have call outs soared in some areas? Sarah Saunders has been finding out.
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Manali has Friday morning's forecast for the west of the Meridian region.
Manali has Friday morning's forecast for the east of the Meridian region.
The schools attended by two teenagers killed with their parents when their seaplane crashed in Canada have paid tribute to the pair.