Torbay RNLI all-weather lifeboat to visit Paignton Harbour
Residents and holiday makers are invited to come along to Paignton Harbour on Monday 7 August to see Torbay’s powerful all-weather lifeboat Alec & Christina Dykes, which will be available for public tours from 7pm until 8.30pm*.
Visitors to the harbour will be able to go aboard the Severn class lifeboat, meet the volunteer lifeboat crew and look at the amazing range of navigational and life-saving equipment on board Torbay’s ‘big’ boat. The 90-minute evening visit window is dictated by the tides, so be sure to come along and enjoy seeing the impressive lifeboat looking picturesque in Paignton’s historic harbour as the sun goes down.
Don’t despair if you’re unable to see the all-weather boat at Paignton – visitors will have another chance to go aboard during RNLI Torbay’s build up to the Seaside Special day on Sunday 13 August. Both of Torbay’s boats will be available until around mid-afternoon on that day, but additional morning tours will also be available between 6 and 11 August in Brixham*.
* Operational demands permitting
Notes to editors
Torbay Lifeboat Station Key Facts:
- Torbay lifeboat station has been operating since 1866. To learn more about the station go to: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeboat-stations/torbay-lifeboat-station
- Coxswain of Torbay Lifeboat is Mark Criddle
- Further information on Torbay Lifeboat Station’s local activities can be found at: http://www.torbaylifeboat.co.uk/
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.