Training re-commences at RNLI headquarters for Rhyl lifeboat crew
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.
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 .
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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 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.