Craster RNLI receives new lifeboat
Tuesday 30 July marked the end of an era for Craster RNLI Lifeboat D-703.
Craster RNLI's Lifeboat Operations Manager, Kev Brown, explained:
'It’s always said that as one chapter closes, another begins! This is the case this week at Craster Lifeboat Station as of Tuesday, we said goodbye to our lifeboat for the past 11 years D-703 Joseph Hughes which was so kindly bought for Craster RNLI by Mrs Gill and Mr Roger Smith from Bridport, Dorset.
'On behalf of everyone at Craster Lifeboat station, I would like to express our gratitude to Gill and Roger for providing D-703 enabling us to carry out the work of the RNLI, also over that time the friendships that have been made as they visit us every year, I know those friendships will long continue.
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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.