Newbiggin lifeboat gets a new helm
Stuart Chirnside-Ferrier has just qualified as a new helm on the station.
Speaking after his training evening Stuart said 'the last few months have been intense, but worth it to support our station and provide them another Helm not only command the boat on shouts but help coach new crew on their own journeys. The lifeboat is my passion and we are lucky to be surrounded by other passionate people keeping not only our station but also this great service going'.
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If you would like to find out more about Newbiggin lifeboat station, its volunteers and its heritage then take a look at the local websites.
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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.