South Ayrshire Police Area Commander joins Troon RNLI crew for training night
On Monday 29 July 2019, on the crews weekly training exercise, Chief Inspector Brian Anderson, the recently appointed Area Commander for South Ayrshire, joined the lifeboat crew to see first hand what we do and how we can assist our Police Scotland colleagues.
During the exercise, Chief Inspector Anderson spoke with the crew aboard our RNLI Trent class all-weather lifeboat RNLB Jim Moffat as the crew completed a navigational exercise as part of their weekly training.
While at the sea, the crew explained what it was like to be a RNLI volunteer and what training the crew undertake as part of their Competency Based Training. The Chief Inspector was shown a selection of the equipment carried aboard the all-weather lifeboat and how we use this equipment during callouts such as missing person searches.
Following the exercise Coxswain Joe Millar said ‘As we regularly work with our Police Scotland colleagues at incidents throughout the year it was very worthwhile to meet with Chief Inspector Anderson to show him how we can further assist the officers of Ayrshire Police Division.’
RNLI Media contacts:
Andrew Limond, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, Troon Lifeboat Station, 01292 314414
Gemma McDonald, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 01738 642956, 07826 900639,
Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Officer for Scotland, 01738 642986, 07920 365929,
RNLI Press Office, 01202 336789
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.