Seahouses lifeboat crew training well under way for new lifeboat

Lifeboats News Release

Seahouses lifeboat crew are stepping up training ahead of the arrival of their new Shannon class lifeboat.

In the hot seat

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In the hot seat
While the Seahouses lifeboat shore crew are progressing well and training to use the new launching tractor and carriage, the Seahouses Coxswains have been undergoing extensive jet boat training at the RNLI’s Lifeboat College at Poole.

Seahouses Lifeboat Operations Manager Ian Clayton commented: 'Training is really in full swing now, for arrival of the new Lifeboat on 18 October. It is a proud and exciting time for us all at Seahouses, after various delays which were beyond our control, mainly due to harbour works and Covid. Everyone is looking forward to finally seeing the new high tech boat operational at Seahouses.'

All the training adheres to COVID-19 safety guidelines and PPE.

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The photographs show the training lifeboats and training under way. Credit: RNLI/Seahouses.

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

Aboard the training Shannon

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Aboard the training Shannon
Aboard the training Shannon

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Aboard the training Shannon
Training RIB Odyn

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Training RIB Odyn
Training Shannon Lifeboat

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Training Shannon Lifeboat

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