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Happisburgh new lifeboat station opens

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Philip Smith
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

Lifeboats News Release

  • Date:
    13/12/2010
  • Author: Philip Smith

Happisburgh new lifeboat station opens

Happisburgh RNLI has been showing off their new lifeboat station; after months of work it is now complete and fully operational with both boats now ready for action.

This afternoon (12 December) the lifeboat station opened its doors to all its supporters that have helped it over the years. More than 150 people turned up and were given a guided tour of the new station and the lifeboats with the crew and shore crew on hand to give information on the operation of the station and lifeboats.

Afterwards they helped themselves to tea/coffee and cake. The station are so proud that the RNLI has made the Atlantic a permanent part of the Station after completing its two year trial,

Over the past two years the crew and Station have proved that they are up to running and operating the Atlantic class lifeboat and that there is a need for this class of boat at Happisburgh.

During the afternoon the Iceni Chapter of the Harley Owners Group Norfolk UK arrived and presented us with a cheque for £90 for the station.

So far this year the volunteer crew have been called out to seven incidents. 

RNLI Media Contacts

For more information please contact Happisburgh RNLI lifeboat station press officer Philip Smith on lofty273@goolemail.com or 07766007936

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