31st May 2014
27th May 2014
At 7pm on 22 May, Channel Divisional Operations Manager, Richard Weeks placed the first Shannon in the South West, R and J Welburn on service at Exmouth RNLI. After a week’s intensive training period, crew volunteers took part in a Pass Out assessment on the afternoon of 22 May. For seven consecutive days, teams of volunteers had launched at approximately 9am and recovered at approxima...
24th May 2014
"At 9am tomorrow, we shall be saying farewell to our Mersey class lifeboat, Margaret Jean. After six years dependable service, she is returning to the relief fleet at Poole. After a recent healthy survey and good inspection, she is deemed fit to continue for her last couple of years service as a relief all-weather lifeboat. The plan is to launch our new operational Shannon class li...