temporary lifeboat arrives in Burnham-On-Sea during re-fit
observers will notice a change of name on Burnham-On-Sea's Atlantic
75 lifeboat this week.
Burnham's lifeboat 'The Staines Whitfield' has been taken off
service for a five yearly re-fit, and has been temporarily replaced
by a substitute lifeboat called Jack and Joyce Burcombe, which
has arrived from the RNLI's relief fleet.
boats were launched this week and, after a short trip around the
bay, the Staines Whitfield was recovered on a towing trailer for
transit to the lifeboat repair facility at Cowes on the Isle of
Wight," said a spokesman.
lifeboat Jack and Joyce Burcombe served from 2004 to 2007 at Sunderland
RNLI station and was later placed in the RNLI relief fleet. Since
then it has seen service at several locations, including Rye Harbour
Lifeboat Station in East Sussex.