Flamborough RNLI lifeboat returns home

Lifeboats News Release

Flamborough RNLI lifeboat B820 Elizabeth Jane Palmer has returned to Flamborough following repairs.

After launching Flamborough lifeboat B820 rom the road transport trailer, relief boat B883 is being floated onto the trailer for the return journey.

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Relief RNLI lifeboat B883 is floated onto trailer with Flamborough lifeboat B820 looking on.

B820 has been at the RNLI inshore lifeboat workshops in Cowes since mid April where urgent repair work has been carried out. Since then, Flamborough RNLI has been served by relief lifeboat B883 Roy Snewin which has been launched on service on 20 occasions.

Volunteer crew members welcomed back Elizabeth Jane Palmer and ensured that a smooth changeover of lifeboats took place this evening at South Landing, Flamborough.

Flamborough RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Dave Freemen said: 'The relief lifeboat has served us well with 20 service launches over the Summer, however everyone is pleased to have our own lifeboat back on station'.

Flamborough RNLI lifeboat Elizabeth Jane Palmer will feature on an episode of 'Saving Lives at Sea' which is scheduled for broadcast on BBC2 at 8pm on September 11.

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Flamborough RNLI lifeboat B820 and Relief RNLI lifeboat B883 at sea together during changeover.

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Changeover of lifeboats
Flamborough RNLI lifeboat B820 Elizabeth Jane Palmer on road transport trailer after returning from RNLI workshops in Cowes.

RNLI/Ian Smith

B820 Elizabeth Jane Palmer returns to Flamborough

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