Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Its official, we're now an @RNLI Shannon station!

Today's the day that our brand new Shannon class lifeboat 'George Thomas Lacy' officially enters service as Swanage Lifeboat. After months of preparation, trials and training our Divisional Operations Manager, Nigel Jones has officially put the boat on service from 9pm on Weds 20th April 2016. Over the last few days he has been to sea on exercise with a good selection of the crew and is more than happy to put the boat on service.
Our Mersey 'Robert Charles Brown' will remain on the mooring in Swanage for a few days before being taken to Poole by retiring Coxswain, Martin Steeden. It is thought that she will be used as part of the RNLI's training fleet that operates from the RNLI College in Poole so we'll still see her around for some time yet.