Category Archives: Lifeboat Oppos

Penlee Lifeboat Picks Up Life Raft Belonging To HMS Mersey After 999 Call Made By Concerned Walker

After spotting a life raft drifting off the coast, a concerned member of the public did the right thing by calling 999 and asking for the coastguard. The life raft in question was a large 24-man inflatable life raft that would normally only ever be deployed if, for example, a large vessel had cause to abandon ship. The Coastguard paged

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RNLI Crews Have Launched 1078 Times During Festive Period In Recent Years

Of those launches 96 took place on Christmas Day taking volunteer RNLI crews away from family celebrations to help save others. This Christmas the (RNLI) will once again be providing a 24/7 rescue service throughout the festive period at the charity’s 238 stations covering the UK and Republic of Ireland. Christmas morning in 2012 saw both Hastings Lifeboats launch in

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Remembering The Crew Of The Solomon Browne Who Perished On This Day 36 Years Ago

on the 19th of December, 1981 the Penlee Lifeboat, Solomon Browne, set out, with eight of Mousehole’s men, to aid a stricken vessel, never to return. Although 36 years have now passed, the tragedy still plays in the minds of many, especially on the anniversary of that ill-fated day. A cargo-carrying coaster, the Union Star, was on her maiden voyage between Holland and Ireland that

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WATCH: Falmouth Lifeboat Spends 7 Hours At Sea In Force 9 Gales After Russian Cargo Ship Runs Aground

Volunteer crews from Falmouth RNLI Station along with Maritime & Coastal Agency personnel have endured 7 hours of tough conditions in force 9 gales after a Russian ship ran aground off the Cornish coast.  The Kuzma Minin grounded off Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth at around 0540 hours this morning.  The Maritime and Coastguard Agency declared a major incident and said

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WATCH: This Is Why Father Christmas Should Stick To His Sleigh

Let’s face, not everyone can master the art of alighting from a rigid inflatable boat when trying to carry out an elegant dismount.  Especially not when the said boat is trying to make a beach landing; With the man himself (Father Christmas) being the passenger who is trying to pull off the perfect ‘dismount’.  Well, the bearded festive character found

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Jail Time To DOUBLE For Assaulting An Emergency Worker Under New Law

We have been tracking the progress of the Assaults On Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill as it made its way through the House of Commons and then the House of Lords and we are pleased to see that, as of yesterday, the bill made it onto the statute books. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill will create a new offence

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FREE Pizza & Ice cream For NHS & Emergency Services Personnel!? Let’s Head To Iceland!

We always hear about how grateful, for example, MPs are about the sacrifices which the emergency services and NHS make on a minute-by-minute basis. But rarely do emergency services personnel get any ‘perks’ for the hard work and dedication to duty that they display 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. Not that the majority

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15,000 Prosecutions Predicted Under The Planned Assaults On Emergency Workers Bill

For those who may not know, there is currently a bill making its way through the House Of Lords that is intended to help protect our emergency services by making it, collectively, a separate/aggravated offence to assault a member of the emergency services. A note on the Parliament.UK website states that the bill is intended: ‘To make provision about offences

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Paramedic Jumps Into The Sea To Rescue Person In The Water In The Early Hours Of The Morning

A paramedic, without any regard for their own safety, jumped into the frigid sea off of Torbay in order to save the life of someone who was struggling in the choppy water. The Coastguard and local RNLI volunteers attended the scene and helped guide the paramedic and the casualty back to shore in the early hours of Thursday morning. The

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URGENT PLEA To Help Try And Find A Member Of The Emergency Services Family

****UPDATE***** Sarah has been found safe-and-well. Thanks to everyone who shared this story. This afternoon, we have had quite a few messages from our followers, asking us to share the details of this urgent appeal for information in relation to the whereabouts of Sarah Watts, which has been made by South Wales Police: “Have you seen this missing woman? “Sarah

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