Thursday, October 22, 2020

Mablethorpe volunteers wanted to help save lives at sea

RNLI Mablethorpe is looking to recruit more volunteers to support current crew members and to help save lives at sea.

It’s been a busy summer for the lifeboat crew and the volunteers are now looking for extra people to join their team to help spread the charity’s lifesaving messages.

Of course, all volunteers are subject to the current COVID-19 restrictions and as such the lifeboat station is currently closed to visitors. Therefore, introductions and training will take place when safe and able to be carried out under strict pandemic social distancing measures.

There are a number of roles including lifeboat crew, shore crew who help launch and recover the lifeboats and tractor drivers whose role it is to transport the lifeboats between the station and the sea, all of which are vital to saving lives at sea.

To date this year, Mablethorpe’s two lifeboats have been launched a total of 27 times, 25 of these during the lockdown period with eight lives having been saved.

The charity is hoping to attract people from all walks of life and new recruits don’t need to have sea-going experience to get involved.

“Only 10 per cent of our new recruits come with professional maritime experience; our current lifeboat crew is testament to this as we have volunteers from all walks of life,” said Mark Chambers, RNLI Volunteer Deputy Launching Authority.

“We are seeking enthusiastic people who have some spare time and who are looking for a new challenge.”

To qualify as lifeboat crew, volunteers need to be aged 17 – 55; living or working within six miles of the station at Mablethorpe, and generally fit and healthy. For more information, contact Mark Chambers on 07989 125128, or Dale Chapman on 07834 924834.

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