We are really pleased to share that after extensive training, assessments and many hours of hard work, our volunteer crew member Jake Martin was fully assessed and passed out as a helm for our Inshore Lifeboat yesterday.
Jake had to complete a full operational pass out examination for his Inshore Lifeboat Helm qualification.
To complete this pass out Jake took a written assessment of navigational skills, seamanship knowledge, search patterns and of course a full afloat exercise and assessment.
Jake was thoroughly put through his paces, and now he is fully passed out and authorised to be in command of our Inshore Lifeboat whilst on service for rescues and exercises.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.