underway to extend Burnham beach lifeboat launching area
is underway to extend a lifeboat launching area on Burnham-On-Sea
beach this week.
The improved low water launch facility next to the jetty relies
on bog mats constructed from high density hardwood.
RNLI says the mats have been in operation for several months since
being introduced last
year and have proved to be a success.
much so, that the contractor who originally provided the mats
was recently asked to provide an extension further towards the
RNLI spokesman Mike Lang told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Unfortunately,
the contractor's supplier provided timber of the wrong specification,
prompting rumours of trial failure, when the additional wood proved
to be too buoyant. Eagle-eyed beach walkers have spotted this."
"The contractor will be replacing the extended mats as soon
Lifeboat Operations Manager Matt Davies added: "This low-water
launch facility has proved to be invaluable to us when launching
at low water. We look forward to using the completed launch mat