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Aldeburgh RNLI volunteers welcome new lifeboat in official naming ceremony

Lifeboats News Release

Lifesavers at Aldeburgh RNLI Lifeboat Station were joined by special guests for the official naming ceremony of their new lifeboat on Saturday 10 June.

Generous donor Susan Scott at the lifeboat naming ceremony

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Generous donor Susan Scott at the lifeboat naming ceremony

The new D-class inshore lifeboat was named Susan Scott’after the donor that provided the funds for the new lifeboat.

Sue Scott is well known to the RNLI having already generously donated money to pay for essential equipment and crew kit at Aldeburgh RNLI Lifeboat Station. The official naming ceremony was attended by Sue herself and the boat was blessed by the local vicar.

Since the Susan Scott went on service on 3 May she had already been called out four times up to the day of the naming ceremony, and will continue to save lives at sea and in the local river.

The lifeboat replaces the old D-class inshore lifeboat Christine.

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  • Caron Hill, Aldeburgh RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, 07837 263210 email chillpress@hotmail.co.uk
  • Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East) 0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / tim_ash@rnli.org.uk
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The new D-class inshore lifeboat, 'Susan Scott', in action

RNLI/Caron Hill

The new D-class inshore lifeboat, 'Susan Scott', in action
Sue Scott helps name the new lifeboat with the traditional champagne blessing

RNLI/Caron Hill

Sue Scott helps name the new lifeboat with the traditional champagne blessing

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