Learning The Ropes As Part Of Award Study
A new student, Daisy Eley, has joined the Port Talbot lifeboat station to learn all about the RNLI
Whilst at the station they are taught boat handling, navigation, communications and first aid. Students can also go to sea on the lifeboat during training exercises to familiarise themselves with the operations involved.
Anyone thinking of taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh award scheme are welcome to contact the RNLI lifeboat station at Port Talbot for more information.
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, 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.