Fowey RNLI crew say farewell and thank you to relief lifeboat Corinne Whitely
Volunteer crew members of the Fowey RNLI lifeboat station collected the Corinne Whitely from Courtmacsherry, a seaside village in County Cork on the southwest coast of Ireland during April this year so that our own lifeboat, Maurice and Joyce Hardy, could be taken for a refit.
The Corinne Whitely is taken all over the UK and Ireland, wherever a relief Trent class lifeboat is needed and she has been to Fowey in the past too.
During this visit she has been on ten training exercises, including four with the rescue helicopter from Newquay. She has also been to Charlestown Songs of Praise, Mevagissey, Pentewan, Polruan and the Fowey lifeboat days.
In total she has been on thirteen call outs during her time with us, enabling our volunteer crew to bring 33 people home to safety.
The crew wish her well, wherever she may go.
Notes to editors
The enclosed photos show:
- The Corinne Whitley all-weather lifeboat providing relief cover for Fowey RNLI lifeboat station.
- The Corrine Whitley relief lifeboat during a call out for Fowey RNLI lifeboat station.
For more information please contact Cath Beard, volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer for Fowey RNLI on 07969 693218. For urgent calls out of hours please contact the Duty RNLI Press Officer on 01202 336789.
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.