Supacat soon to arrive for Exmouth RNLI

PUBLISHED: 11:30 18 March 2014

Exmouth RNLI's new launch and recovery vehicle has just arrived. Training sessions for its volunteer drivers are now taking place on the beach beside Exmouth RNLI station. The L and RV will be used to launch Exmouth's new Shannon-class lifeboat.

Exmouth RNLI's new launch and recovery vehicle has just arrived. Training sessions for its volunteer drivers are now taking place on the beach beside Exmouth RNLI station. The L and RV will be used to launch Exmouth's new Shannon-class lifeboat.

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EXMOUTH’s new state-of-the-art lifeboat is nearly here.

The first signs of its arrival were confirmed when its accompanying launch and recovery vehicle started trials on Exmouth beach yesterday (Monday, March 17).

Exmouth RNLI volunteer tractor drivers will be at the vehicle’s controls, undertaking specialist training, for the next fortnight. The training sessions are on the beach beside the lifeboat station.

“We appreciate people will want to come and see our L and RV, but we advise spectators to keep their distance and to keep young children and dogs under control,” said Kevin Riley, the station’s lifeboat operations manager.

The L and RV, designed and manufactured in conjunction with Supacat, near Dunkerswell, cost the RNLI £1million.

The Exmouth Lifeboat Fundraising Team was asked to raise £150,000 towards the cost. The team has currently raised £126,000 and the appeal will continue until May.

To donate in person, visit the Exmouth RNLI shop in Queens Drive, or drop a sealed envelope into the letterbox at the lifeboat station. There is also Text to Donate £5 facility. Text RNLI EXMOUTH to 70300, or call 0845 122 6999.

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