Training re-commences at RNLI headquarters for Rhyl lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

Three crew from Rhyl lifeboat station attended the institution's training college in Poole Dorset last week, to bring them up-to-date with new equipment and testing methods.

l-r Jack (Wick,Scotland station), Darrel Graham; Colin Jones, Callum Robinson

RNLI/Callum Robinson

Electrics course at Poole w/c 17.5.2021.
Callum Robinson (full-time mechanic); Darrel Graham (volunteer second mechanic) and Colin Jones (volunteer deputy mechanic) all attended the week-long course, as the lockdown from Covid-19 was reduced to allow travel from Wales to England recently, as well as a fellow crew member from Wick in Scotland.
The intensive course is designed to keep lifeboat crews fully-informed of fault-finding and maintenance techniques associated with the station's Shannon-class all-weather lifeboat and all associated equipment. It also involved real-life scenarios on a boat at sea under the watchful eyes of the instructors.
Callum said ' whilst we all have a basic knowledge of fault-finding, it is refreshing to be brought inline with current techniques, and to improve our knowledge of all the electrical systems on board a modern-day lifeboat'.
The three crew were at Poole for the week commencing 17th May.
On returning to Rhyl, both Darrel and Colin will be more familiar with the boat's workings when they deputise for Callum when he is on leave or at other stations.
Pictures are of the men at Poole.
Main picture - L-R. Mark (Wick station) Darrel Graham, Colin Jones, Callum Robinson.
picture 2 - Callum and Darrel test a circuit on a mock-up board.
picture 3 - Colin and Mark on another test board.
all pictures copyright Callum Robinson / RNLI .
Callum Robinson (fore) and Darrel Graham check a fault

RNLI/Callum Robinson

Electrics course at Poole w/c 17.5.2021.
Colin Jones (fore) and Jack (Wick, Scotland)

RNLI/Callum Robinson

Electrics course at Poole w/c 17.5.2021.

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