Getting set for new lifeboat launch

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PREPARATIONS for the arrival of the new Leverburgh Lifeboat are progressing well.

A crew pool of 18 people has been meeting informally in Leverburgh Hall for the past couple of months for ‘pre-training preparation’ to share the range of skills already present within the group, but which will be required of all crew members.

Subjects have included rope-work, navigation, etc. and they have also touched on the basics of Radio-communication.

The crew have received their kit, and will receive their lifejackets soon. In addition to this, the crew have gained initial experience by spending some time at sea in the Stornoway lifeboat.

These outings have given them a chance to experience a taste of the reality of lifeboat work.

Read more about the preparations in today’s Stornoway Gazette.