New career for Llandudno's 'Andy Pearce'

Lifeboats News Release

Llandudno's much-loved former all-weather lifeboat 'Andy Pearce' which left the resort for the last time in 2017 has now embarked on a new career which will see her working in the turbulent and at times dangerous waters of the Pentland Firth between mainland Scotland and the Orkney islands.

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The Andy Pearce at Llandudno

Recently sold out of the RNLI fleet after almost thirty years’ service, the former lifeboat has recently been transported by road to Inverness. Now renamed 'Njord', the name of a god in Norse mythology having associations with wealth, the sea and seafarers she will be prepared during the winter for her new duties in the Northern Isles.

She is expected to sail from Inverness in the spring, heading for the small harbour at Burwick on the Orkney island of South Ronaldsay, from where she is to operate wildlife-watching trips to see the teeming seabird communities and huge seal colonies on the Pentland Skerries and the offshore island of Swona.

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The 'Njord', ex-'Andy Pearce', at Inverness showing off her new name and colour scheme.

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