4x4 training for RNLI Troon shore crew
We often talk about our shore crew and the assistance they provide to the crew during callouts and training.
On call alongside our crew, the volunteer shore crew at Troon assist with the launch and recovery of the inshore lifeboat on service and exercise
The shore crew launch the D Class inshore lifeboat Sheena using the davit at the station or at another launch site using the station land rover.
As part of the shore crews Competency Based Training, a RNLI instructor from the lifeboat college came to the station last week to assist with 4x4 training.
The shore crew were put through their paces along the local beaches during which time they were give training on driving on the beach and what to do should the vehicle get stuck in the soft sand.
Our thanks go to the instructors from the RNLI college for a very worthwhile course for our shore crew .
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.