RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

09/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/08/2019 06:53

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat called to assist yacht

Eyemouth RNLI lifeboat and its volunteer crew were requested to launch shortly before 9am on Sunday 8 September 2019 in order to assist a 36 foot yacht with engine failure.

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or or by email.