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Port St Mary RNLI's volunteer crew receive pagers

Lifeboats News Release

Despite the weather, hundreds turned out for the recent Lifeboat Day at Port St Mary RNLI.

Port St Mary, Douglas and Port Erin Life boats

RNLI/Michele Farrar

Port St Mary lifeboat day


Three recruits from last year's Lifeboat day were presented with their pagers and are now on call with their fellow crew members 24/7.

Dr Juan Corkhill, Dr Sofia Corkhill and Chris Hill were presented with pagers by Sir Miles.

Port St Mary RNLI's lifeboats Gough Richie 2 and The Spirit of Leicester were joined by Marine Engineer, Douglas RNLI's all-weather lifeboat and Port Erin RNLI's Atlantic 85 Muriel and Leslie where the public were invited to step aboard and have a look around the lifeboats followed by a display in the Bay by all four lifeboats.

Port St Mary RNLI's crew would like to thank everyone who braved the weather to support them.

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two of the three new crew members recieving their pagers

RNLI/Michele Farrar

Recieving their pagers

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