Port Talbot RNLI Lifeboat Station receives MP visit

Lifeboats News Release

The station was recently visited by MP for Neath/Port Talbot, Mr Stephen Kinnock.

LOM Clive Morris (left) presents a tie to local MP Stephen Kinnock (centre) with station president William Hopkins

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Station Tie Presentation To Local MP

During the informal visit, Mr Kinnock met with the volunteer crew and was given a guided tour of the station. He was quite impressed by the work carried out in saving lives at sea and expressed his admiration for the crews who venture out in all weathers.

During his visit, Mr Kinnock presented with a station tie as a momento of his visit by the station's Lifeboat Operations Manager Clive Morris. Before leaving Mr Kinnock again thanked everyone for their commitment in the job that they do and wished all a safe year ahead.

Media Contacts

For further information, please contact Mel Cooper, Lifeboat Press Officer at Port Talbot on 07814 985057.

MP Stephen Kinnock, second from the right, after returning from a trip to sea withe the crew

RNLI/Mel Cooper

Local MP Returns From a Trip Out To Sea

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