Bembridge RNLI’s All-Weather Lifeboat medivacs a casualty on Christmas Eve
'RNLB Alfred Albert Williams' (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard at around 11.40am to medivac a member of the crew of the 'Normand Pacific', which is involved in the IFA2 cable project, in the vicinity of Nab End, mid-Solent NE of the station.
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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.