Portishead RNLI volunteer crew train in rough sea conditions

Lifeboats News Release

Portishead RNLI volunteer crew hone their lifesaving skills by training in rough seas in the Bristol Channel on Sunday (13 August).

On Sunday, Portishead RNLI crew carried out training in rough sea conditions in the Bristol Channel on the B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat. Volunteer lifeboat crews are trained to respond to incidents in all sea conditions and carry a pager 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so they are ready to respond.

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