Crew welcome top RNLI officials to lifeboat station

Crew welcome top RNLI officials to lifeboat station
Credit: Chris Bishop

Hunstanton lifeboat station welcomed two of the RNLI's most senior officials to meet its volunteer crew.

Mark Dowie, Chief Executive of the charity that saves lives at sea and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, its Vice President and former Derputy Chair of its Board of Trustees and Chair of the Operations Committee, toured the boathouse on Sea Lane on Saturday 3rd June.

They met some of the men and women who respond to emergencies on its inshore lifeboat, Spirit of West Norfolk and its hovercraft, the Hunstanton Flyer.

They also spoke to members of the shore team who assist with launches, some of the many volunteers who work behind the scenes at the station and staff from its souvenir shop, which helps raise vital funds towards the work of the RNLI.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Rigil Kent said: “They were here to look at the kit we’ve got, how we use it here and how we think it could be improved.

“It was a very positive visit – they even brought some good weather with them.”

Mr Dowie and Sir Timothy were on their way to Wells for the naming of the town's new Shannon Class lifeboat, Duke of Edinburgh.

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