Thursday, 6 November 2014

The first bit of our new launch and recovery kit has arrived!

One of the biggest changes for our volunteers over the next few months is going to be launching the ILB and the boarding boat to get to the ALB. Today our ToolTrak arrived.
This will be used to launch the ILB from our temporary facilities down the slipway in the boatpark. The RNLI Tooltrak is a compact rubber tracked crawler based tool carrier for use in marine environments for the launch and recovery of lifeboats. It is able to wade to a depth of 0.6m and is the ideal vehicle for launching a D Class lifeboat. Our tractor drivers start their training on Tuesday of next week, we'll keep you posted on how that goes.