May 19, 2009
Wales lifeboat makes a surprise visit to Burnham-On-Sea
lifeboat crew from South Wales made a surprise visit to Burnham-On-Sea
this week during a training exercise.
RNLI Offshore lifeboat from Barry moored at Burnham-On-Sea Sailing
Club's pontoons and met members of Burnham's RNLI, BARB and Coastguard
huge lifeboat, called Forward Birmingham, is a Trent class boat
and was on a navigation exercise which required them to make a
brief, unannounced visit to the town.
of Burnham's marine rescue services took the opportunity to look
over the high-tech craft during its 30-minute visit.
Barry crew were welcomed by Sailing club President Tony Winterburn,
Burnham RNLI Chairman Graham Wills, and are pictured (right) talking
with Barry crewmembers Lars Vlaskamp and Gareth Williams.
of the Burnham inshore lifeboat crew also got a chance to discuss
the boat with the Barry crew, as pictured at the top of this page.