Salcombe all-weather lifeboat, The Baltic Exchange III on exercise.
Sunday 21st March saw the RNLI Salcombe all-weather lifeboat, The Baltic Exchange III, out on her first major training exercise since her return from refit.
The exercise, ‘Towing and Lines under Load,’ gave the crew a chance to familiarise themselves with recently fitted towing equipment. The exercise was conducted alongside relief lifeboat 16-01 with both boats crewed by Salcombe crew members.
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.