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News Release MISC01/2020

SEAHOUSES LIFEBOAT CREW START TRAINING FOR A NEW “STATE OF THE ART” LIFEBOAT.

Monday 2nd March 2020 saw the Seahouses Lifeboat Station begin final training for the arrival of their new Shannon Class Lifeboat in May this year. Intensive training for the Shore Crew, who will launch and recover the new boat, began today. A training Tractor and Carriage was delivered to the station last week, and training to operate the new rig now begins in earnest.

The new vehicle has already attracted a lot of public attention due to its rather alien appearance, while parked at the front of the boathouse. Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton added, “ This will be a busy time for both shore and boat crews, with RNLI trainers on station. It is essential that the crew are trained to a high level, to ensure safe operation of this complex equipment. These are exciting times, as we look forward to the arrival of our new boat, which will enhance crew safety and our life saving potential at Seahouses.” The new lifeboat costing £2.2m, has been funded by the immense generosity of a donor in Scotland, and has already been launched and fully trialled at the RNLI All Weather Lifeboat Centre (Boatyard) at Poole where she was built. The boat will be called “John and Elizabeth Allan”, after the donor’s parents.