St Davids RNLI successful slipway trial launch at new station
It was a historic day for the station and its volunteers on Thursday (21 July) as the Tamar class lifeboat Norah Wortley launched down the slipway from the new station at St Justinian's for the first time.
The lifeboat, which has been saving lives at sea from a temporary mooring in the Ramsey Sound while the new boathouse build has been progressing, entered her new home to launch five times during the day of slipway trials testing
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 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.