Seahouses sees new tractor and launching rig for new lifeboat arrive on station
The SLARS (Shannon Launch and Recovery System) has arrived back at Seahouses, having been withdrawn earlier due to Covid 19 precautions.
'We would also like to thank the North Sunderland Harbour Commissioners, for their cooperation to facilitate the unit’s return. Its is an exciting time for us all here at Seahouses Lifeboat Station. The new tractor is named ‘David Cooper’ after the donor who has so generously funded it.'
The unit will temporarily be stored beside the concrete apron beside the station front doors.
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