Lee's Launch Vehicle success

Lifeboats News Release

Lifeboat volunteer launch vehicle driver Lee Slaughter has successfully completed his vehicle training assessment.

Lee recovers the lifeboat

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 Richard Wake Burdon
This assessment was undertaken by Peter McColl RNLI Senior Assessor Trainer, Plant and Machinery during his recent visit to the station. The assessment covers all aspects of safe driving and knowledge embracing both the theory along with practical aspects of this important volunteer role.

With Lee's success at the assessment he now joins the list of several lifeboat volunteers here who are approved to operate the launch vehicle.

Well done Lee.

ENDS

For more information please telephone Richard Martin, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Newbiggin on 07980 010544 or richard_martin2@rnli.org.uk or Nicola Quinn Regional Media Manager – North East & East telephone 07810 658 072 email nicola_quinn@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites.


Peter congratulates Lee

RNLI/Richard Martin

Lee's launch vehicle assessment

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