NCI EXMOUTH VOLUNTEERS VISIT LOCAL RNLI STATION

2nd October 2019. Exmouth RNLI lifeboat station played hosts to their SAR colleagues from NCI Exmouth

Several of the National Coastwatch Institutions watchkeepers from the Exmouth station were entertained by Exmouth RNLI lifeboat crew and volunteers as they were shown around Exmouth Lifeboat station and their Shannon class All Weather Lifeboat, the R & J Welburn. This gave the volunteer watchkeepers the opportunity to see the amazing kit and learn about the extraordinary training the Lifeboat crew have to undertake.

A spokesperson for the National Coastwatch Institution said ”This was a great opportunity for two of the volunteer organisations in the Search and Rescue community to learn about each other and forge closer links. Our thanks to Exmouth RNLI for organising the visit”

 

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