High-speed lifeboat to visit Lyme

The new high-speed Shannon class lifeboat  which is set to visit Lyme Regis The new high-speed Shannon class lifeboat which is set to visit Lyme Regis

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
9:12 AM

RNLI’s latest rescue vessel will take part in the town’s lifeboat week programme

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The RNLI’s latest state-of-the-art rescue craft is to make a guest appearance at Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis.

The Shannon class vessel, named R and J Welburn, only recently arrived at the RNLI station in Exmouth and became operational on May 22.

She is the first Shannon class lifeboat to be based in the south west and only the second in the UK and Ireland.

R and J Welburn is propelled by water jets instead of propellers and is capable of a speed of 25 knots, significantly faster than the Mersey and Tyne classes of all weather lifeboat.

Lyme Regis RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Grahame Forshaw said: ”We are absolutely delighted that our volunteer colleagues at Exmouth have agreed to bring their new vessel to our lifeboat week.”

It is hoped that – barring operational duties – the Exmouth lifeboat will join the Lyme Regis boat for a welcome display on the first day of Lifeboat Week, Saturday July 19, starting at 1pm.

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