Berwick-Upon-Tweed RNLI restarts training

Lifeboats News Release

Berwick-Upon-Tweed RNLI restart training following strict Government COVID 19 Guidelines.

On the 29th July 2020 Berwick RNLI launched the all-weather lifeboat with Coxswain Robert Frost at the helm after four long months where the crew have been unable to train due to lockdown.

Coxswain Robert Frost said: 'It was great to have the lifeboat back in the water for training, although it is very limited due to having to follow the strict Government COVID 19 Guidelines. It was a very successful training session, putting the Crew through their paces in order to be able to save lives at sea.'

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