Facelift for Llandudno inshore lifeboat
Llandudno inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson, a legacy of the late Dr Barbara Saunderson, returned from a scheduled refit at the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes, Isle of Wight today.
Llandudno inshore lifeboat Dr Barbara Saunderson, a legacy of the late Dr Barbara Saunderson, returned from a scheduled refit at the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre at Cowes, Isle of Wight today. This is the third such lifeboat funded by the generosity of Dr Barbara. The lifeboat was first placed on service at Llandudno on 6 April 2016 and has launched on service over fifty times since then. It is able to be launched within minutes from several different sites in the area and was involved in saving a life in Colwyn Bay earlier this year.
Llandudno's lifeboat crews will be available 24/7 over the forthcoming “festive period" for service in the Dr Barbara Saunderson and the all-weather lifeboat the William F Yates.
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For more information please contact Jonathan Coe, Llandudno Lifeboat Press Officer on 07910 861193. Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk.
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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, in a normal year, 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.