Seahouses sees new tractor and launching rig for new lifeboat arrive on station

Lifeboats News Release

The SLARS (Shannon Launch and Recovery System) has arrived back at Seahouses, having been withdrawn earlier due to Covid 19 precautions.

Seahouses SLARS tractor "David Cooper"

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses SLARS tractor "David Cooper"
Training will restart next week for the lifeboat and shore crews, so that they will be able to safely and efficiently operate the complex equipment.

Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton commented: 'It was good to see the rig back on station, and training will start in earnest next week, in preparation for the lifeboat’s arrival on 18th October this year.

'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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For more information please contact Ian Clayton, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer: ian_clayton@rnli.org.uk

Seahouses SLARS tractor "David Cooper"

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses SLARS tractor "David Cooper"
Seahouses SLARS tractor "David Cooper"

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses SLARS tractor "David Cooper"
Seahouses Launching carriage on the transport vehicle

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Seahouses Launching carriage on the transport vehicle
Well done to the Transport drivers, who safely delivered the rig along narrow roads

RNLI/Ian Clayton

Well done to the Transport drivers, who safely delivered the rig along narrow roads
The Rig all connected

RNLI/Ian Clayton

The Rig all connected

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