Survivor of explosion and fire returned to Selsey RNLI to say thank you.

Lifeboats News Release

On the 7 August the station had a visit from Harry Close the owner of a 40ft motor boat which had a gas explosion and subsequent fire off Selsey bill in June.

lifeboat crew and guests on lifeboat

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Crew form the service call with guests.

Mr Close bought with him Amy Wright head of Navigators & General, Mark Lee director of Craftinsure the online insurance underwritten by N&G and Isabelle Jackson-Langiois senior claims handler for N&G.

The visitors had all expressed a wish to meet the crew and make a donation to the RNLI. They able to watch the inshore lifeboat launch on exercise before an informal chat in the crew room. A tour of the station and Shannon class lifeboat Denise and Eric followed before the presentations of the cheques totalling £400 to Dep 2nd coxswain Colin Pullenger.

Iasabelle Jackson-Langlois presenting cheque to Deputy 2nd coxswain

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Isabelle Jackson-Langlois presenting cheque Deputy 2nd coxswainto
Harry Close presenting cheque to deputy 2nd coxswain

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Harry Close presenting cheque to deputy 2nd coxswain
Mark Lee presents cheque to deputy 2nd coxswain

Mark Lee

Mark Lee presents cheque to deputy 2nd coxswain

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