Poole lifeboat launched to semi-submerged vessel
Poole lifeboat ‘Sgt Bob Martin’ was tasked today by UK Coastguard at 1.16pm (Sunday February 10) to a report of a semi-submerged or sinking vessel close to North Haven.
For Lifeboat trainee volunteer Mark Corbett this was his first official shout, well done Mark!
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.