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Buckie RNLI celebrates women saving lives at sea

Lifeboats News Release

This International Women’s Day (8th March 2023), the Buckie RNLI lifeboat crew are celebrating a landmark with 25% of the station’s seagoing crew being women.

RNLI Buckie

Happy to serve! Crew-member Lorna Cameron and navigator Louise Cooper (front left & right), backed up by (left to right) lifeboat operations manager Anne Scott, lifeboat visits officer Fiona Watt and water safety officer Emma Williams

The town’s Severn-class lifeboat has a total complement of twenty-four crew members, of whom six are women. And there are another five women serving in operational support roles ashore, including the lifeboat operations manager, medical adviser, water safety officer and adviser, and visits officer.

Lifeboat operations manager Anne Scott – ‘The Boss’ – is delighted to see women playing a full role. She says: “There is no job that a woman can’t do on a lifeboat, and the town needs all the recruits it can get – male and female – to crew the lifeboat and ensure we can continue our mission of saving lives at sea.”

If you would like to volunteer with Buckie Lifeboat – afloat or ashore – please email [email protected]

Notes to editors

· Buckie lifeboat station has been operating since 1860. To learn more about the lifeboat station go to:

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Martin Macnamara, RNLI Regional Media Manager for Scotland, 07920 365929, [email protected]

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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.

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