Seeing double in Alderney
Volunteer crew members travelled to Poole last week to collect the Corine Whitley, one of the RNLI’s relief fleet, which will stay on station in Braye while the island’s own lifeboat Roy Barker I is taken to Ballyhack, in County Wexford, for a refit.
The all-weather Roy Barker I could be in Ireland for as long as a couple of months.
RNLI media contacts
For more information contact Nigel Soane-Sands, Alderney RNLI Station Press Officer, on 07781 101 957 or email email@example.com
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.