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