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Pwllheli RNLI volunteer completes helm training

Lifeboats News Release

RNLI volunteer Adam Daniel completes his helm training program and has passed out as a helm on Pwllheli’s inshore lifeboat

Becoming a crew member is one big achievement in itself at the RNLI, but after your training as a volunteer crew member, the doors open then to many different roles at your station. Many crew members decide to stay at crew level, many move onto complete a mechanic training program, navigator program, coxswain training program or like Adam, a helm position on the inshore Lifeboat.

Over the last two years, Adam has been assessed on many different aspects of being in charge of a D-Class lifeboat, from managing anchoring, veering, searching for a casualty, towing and many other different aspects that involve being a helm on an inshore lifeboat.

Adam said:

It’s great chance to progress professionally within the station and the charity”It’s great chance to progress professionally within the station and the charity.'

Adam has been on the crew for over four years and completed his last assessment last week, adding to the compliment of five other helm crew members at Pwllheli Lifeboat Station.

RNLI Media Contacts:
For more information please contact
Adam Daniel - Pwllheli Local Press Officer - 07917808208
Tomos Moore - Pwllheli Local Press Officer - 07552446447
Eleri Roberts - Wales & West Press Officer - 07771941390

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen, Carrybridge and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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