Seeing double in Alderney

Lifeboats News Release

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.

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For more information contact Nigel Soane-Sands, Alderney RNLI Station Press Officer, on 07781 101 957 or email

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