Whitby RNLI launch station webcam to share spectacular harbour views

Lifeboats News Release

Station chairman Mike Major fundraised for the webcam to be enjoyed by all who love Whitby as well as for checking the sea conditions.

RNLI/Ceri Oakes

The view of Whitby's lower harbour from the new station webcam.
The webcam which can be viewed on Whitby's station website https://www.whitbylifeboat.org.uk shows a spectacular view of Whitby's lower harbour including the piers and lighthouse.

Whitby RNLI's chairman Mike Major who raised funds to pay for the webcam via a JustGiving campaign said: 'It has a particular benefit as a safety feature allowing those intending to go to sea to obtain an idea of sea conditions before venturing off their moorings, the weather forecast and predicted tide times are also shown below.

The webcam is accessible free of charge but any donations towards the RNLI which, as a charity, is almost wholly dependent on the public’s generosity, enables us to continue saving lives at sea.'

The crew have greatly missed being able to welcome visitors to the station during the pandemic and are thrilled to be able to share this unique view of Whitby from the station with the wider public.

It has been a challenging couple of years and the volunteers have been busier than ever here in Whitby. The crews have been training hard and are always ready to respond to the pager.

Without the usual fundraising events taking place the crew are thankful to all those that have continued to support the RNLI and allow them to keep operating.

For more information contact lifeboat press officer Ceri Oakes on 07813359428 or at [email protected]

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