Port St Mary RNLI open day a huge success

Lifeboats News Release

A very successful open day was held at Port St Mary lifeboat station yesterday (Sunday 12 August) .

Port St Mary lifeboat on the inside , Sir William Hillary centre with Marine Engineer outside.

RNLI/Port St Mary

Port St Mary lifeboat on the inside, Sir William Hillary centre with Marine Engineer outside.

Large crowds enjoyed music by ShoddyWaddy and Dicky Best as well as enjoying a bouncy castle and many other games and stalls. While the helicopter display was called of at the last minute due to bad weather in Wales it di not dampen the spirits of those attending.

The two Douglas and Port St Mary lifeboats put on a very exciting display. Douglas RNLI brought their new Mersey class Marine Engineer to join in the celebrations as well as the Tyne class Sir William Hillary, which leaves Douglas this Friday (17 August) after many years of excellent service.

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Note for editor
The photo shows Port St Mary lifeboat on the inside , Sir William Hillary centre with Marine Engineer outside.

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For information please contact David Kneen, Port St. Mary RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel: 076 24 429722 email: kneend@manx.net or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Tel: 00 353 87 1254 124 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk or Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Tel: 00 353 87 6483547 email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk

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