Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew attend Blessing of the Boats
The annual Blessing of the Boats took place on Saturday morning at the New Quay in Teignmouth and the lifeboat crew attended with both Teignmouth lifeboats.
As usual there was a great turn out for the Blessing of the Boats which was conducted by local church ministers and those present joined in with the singing!
Thanks to the Harbour Festival for organising the event to help keep our boats and crew safe.
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.