RNLI Sea Safety volunteers from Cleethorpes Lifeboat Station will be out over the Easter period providing Sea Safety advice and lifejacket clinics to leisure boat owners at various locations around the Humber Estuary.
Easter is traditionally the start of the leisure boat season, and many owners will be taking their first trip on the water since last year – which was one of the busiest on record for the volunteer crew of Cleethorpes RNLI lifeboat. Leisure boat owners will be able to obtain advice on all aspects of personal safety on board their craft at these events.
The RNLI SEA Safety Roadshow will be attending the following locations:
7th and 8th April – Outside Kildale Marine, Hull Marina, Railway St, Hull. HU1 2DQ, from 10 am until 4 pm each day
14th and 15th April – Humber Cruising Association, Meridian Quay, Fish Docks, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. DN31 3SD, from 10 am until 4 pm each day.
Mark Ryder, Lifeboat Sea Safety Officer says, “We would encourage all boat owners to pop along to one of these events. At each location RNLI Sea Safety Officers offer lifejacket clinics where we will provide the opportunity for boat owners and crew to inspect their own lifejackets and get advice on their condition and suitability for purpose. The advice offered by these highly experienced volunteers is free of charge and entirely impartial, we are not selling anything, the message is all about safety at sea.”
Please also remember the RNLI’s 6 top tips when putting to sea:
Wear a lifejacket
Get proper training
Check weather and tides
Check engine and fuel
Carry a means of calling for help
Tell others where you are going