Thursday, 23 October 2014

07/07/2014 Crowds flock to Little and Broad Haven RNLI naming ceremony

The sun shone and guests came out in their droves to witness the dedication of Little and Broad Haven’s new D-class inshore lifeboat on Saturday.
The lifeboat was named Jack and Edith May, during the ceremony held outside the lifeboat station.

The lifeboat was funded thanks to the kind legacy of John Sims, who had huge admiration for the RNLI charity and its volunteer crews.  Mr Sims’ brother-in-law Brian Doleman named the new lifeboat.

The D-class carries similar equipment to that of her predecessors but the internal layout has been totally redesigned and makes improved use of the space. The equipment is more accessible and the work of the crew is therefore eased. 
One major innovation is the fitting of the RNLI SIMS chartplot navigation system, which enhances safety and search and rescue coordination, creating a vital record of the precise area that has been searched.

The vessel is powered by an electric-start 50hp outboard engine, giving it a top speed in reasonable weather of 25 knots. The engine has improved acceleration and responsiveness and can be restarted quickly in the event of a capsize.

Media Contacts
For further information, please contact Danielle Rush, RNLI Public Relations Manager in Wales on 01745 585162 or 07786 668829. If used images should be credited to Ben Evans. 

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