4x4 training for RNLI Troon shore crew

Lifeboats News Release

We often talk about our shore crew and the assistance they provide to the crew during callouts and training.

Troon RNLI Land Rover alongside another training Land Rover


Troon RNLI Land Rover on the beach alongside another training Land Rover

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 .

Troon RNLI Land Rover on the beach for some off road driving


Off road driving along the beach
A bogged down land rover on the beach shows the crews how to self recover


An exercise in self recovery
Troon Land Rover clean following a days training


All clean following a days training

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