2017-07-06 - RNLI SELSEY WELCOMES SHANNON LIFEBOAT TO ITS NEW HOME IN LIFEBOAT STATION BUILT BY RESIDE
After several years of fundraising, and the construction of a brand new lifeboat station, the crew and support team at RNLI Selsey finally welcomed its state-of-the-art Shannon Class lifeboat, named 'Denise and Eric' after major donors Denise and Eric Rowse, at the end of June.
Friends, family, volunteers and supporters lined the beachfront as the new vessel sailed into position in its new home.
The new lifeboat has been designed in-house by RNLI naval architects who have harnessed cutting-edge technology to ensure the new lifeboat meets the demands of a 21st century rescue service and allow the charity’s volunteer crew to do their lifesaving work as safely as possible in all weather conditions. Highly manoeuvrable and able to operate in shallow waters, the Shannon also has safety features including spine-protecting crew seats and the latest information monitoring system to reduce the likelihood of injury to volunteers during search and rescue operations.
Thank you to Max Gilligan, PR officer at RNLI Selsey, for sharing these photographs taken by Mike Cole, Nick Leach and Chelsea Gilligan.
The Reside team extend their thanks to the Selsey crew for their livesaving work and wish the Denise and Eric a lifetime of successful, safe missions.