New Wind Farm in the North East
Yesterday morning's training took the volunteer crew from Stonehaven RNLI out to the offshore wind farm being constructed 10 Nm from Stonehaven harbour.
The floating windfarm — said to be the largest in the world — is being built off the coast of North-East Scotland.
Eight six-megawatt turbines will be installed about 15km south-east of Aberdeen and will provide enough power for about 56,000 homes.
The crew of the Atlantic 75 ILB 'Aunt Betty' managed to leave a memento of their visit on one of the legs of the tower!
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.