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Byline: Lymington RNLI Lifeboat station which is 50 this year – is proud to announce the imminent arrival of its new state of the art inshore lifeboat.
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The Atlantic 85 (registered number B-882 named ‘David Bradley’) is due to arrive on Friday 20th. 

The 8.5m Atlantic 85 which is similar to that already in service at our flank stations (at Mudeford and Calshot) has twin powerful immersion proof engines, Direction Finding and Radar capability as well as the latest updated Chart Plotter and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) equipment.

The last launch of the long serving 7.5m Atlantic 75 (B-784, ‘Victor “Danny” Lovelock’) will take place early on Thursday morning to allow the new trailer to be delivered into the boathouse for initial recovery preparations.   ‘Victor “Danny” Lovelock’ will then lie afloat over the weekend continuing to provide on call cover until formal transfer of responsibility has been completed.

Upon arrival on Friday, the ‘David Bradley’ will be recovered into the confines of the boathouse using the enlarged trailer to allow the crew to carry out a weekend of equipment familiarisation.  On satisfactory completion of the training, David Bradley’ will be accepted onto the station as the crew member that makes every shout!

David Bradley was the head of the Baltic Exchange freight market between 1998 and 2008 and a member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.  The new inshore lifeboat has been funded by generous donations to his Memorial Fund set up on his sudden and unexpected death in the summer of 2008. 

 
A formal naming ceremony will take place later in the year with details of this being published when known.

Note to Editors:

• No changes have been necessary to the Bath Road Boathouse since this was built in 2006 future proofed for the transition from Atlantic 75 to the Atlantic 85. 

• Media opportunity to view the new boat will be offered in the coming months.

• Lymington RNLI station will commence its anniversary year events in May 2015 celebrating 50 years of saving lives in the western Solent, the Needles channel and the western end of Christchurch Bay.  Further details of these events will be published shortly.

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RNLI media contacts
– Peter Mills, Lymington Lifeboat Press Officer,
Tel: 07767 213583
Email: lpopeter@gmail.com
-Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/South East/ East)
Tel: 07785 296252,
Email: Tim_Ash@rnli.org.uk

 

Byline: Lymington RNLI Lifeboat station which is 50 this year - is proud to announce the imminent arrival of its new state of the art inshore lifeboat.
Page Content:

The Atlantic 85 (registered number B-882 named ‘David Bradley’) is due to arrive on Friday 20th. 

The 8.5m Atlantic 85 which is similar to that already in service at our flank stations (at Mudeford and Calshot) has twin powerful immersion proof engines, Direction Finding and Radar capability as well as the latest updated Chart Plotter and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) equipment.

The last launch of the long serving 7.5m Atlantic 75 (B-784, ‘Victor “Danny” Lovelock’) will take place early on Thursday morning to allow the new trailer to be delivered into the boathouse for initial recovery preparations.   ‘Victor “Danny” Lovelock’ will then lie afloat over the weekend continuing to provide on call cover until formal transfer of responsibility has been completed.

Upon arrival on Friday, the ‘David Bradley’ will be recovered into the confines of the boathouse using the enlarged trailer to allow the crew to carry out a weekend of equipment familiarisation.  On satisfactory completion of the training, David Bradley’ will be accepted onto the station as the crew member that makes every shout!

David Bradley was the head of the Baltic Exchange freight market between 1998 and 2008 and a member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.  The new inshore lifeboat has been funded by generous donations to his Memorial Fund set up on his sudden and unexpected death in the summer of 2008. 

 
A formal naming ceremony will take place later in the year with details of this being published when known.


Note to Editors:

• No changes have been necessary to the Bath Road Boathouse since this was built in 2006 future proofed for the transition from Atlantic 75 to the Atlantic 85. 

• Media opportunity to view the new boat will be offered in the coming months.


• Lymington RNLI station will commence its anniversary year events in May 2015 celebrating 50 years of saving lives in the western Solent, the Needles channel and the western end of Christchurch Bay.  Further details of these events will be published shortly.

Ends

RNLI media contacts
- Peter Mills, Lymington Lifeboat Press Officer,
Tel: 07767 213583
Email: lpopeter@gmail.com
-Tim Ash, RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/South East/ East)
Tel: 07785 296252,
Email: Tim_Ash@rnli.org.uk