Amble’s new Shannon Class AWLB arriving on station

The Amble Shannon Class Lifeboat paid a visit to Seahouses on Sunday 7thOctober, 2018. The purpose was to have tour of the Farne Islands with Seahouses Cox/Mechanic Craig Pringle and Crewman Adam Chaytor aboard, for familiarisation purposes, in case they are called to back up the Seahouses Crew at any incident in the future. They also called into Seahouses to allow some of the Seahouses Crew to view the boat, as part of their familiarisation of the Shannon Lifeboat. Seahouses are due to receive a Shannon next year, to replace the current Mersey Class Lifeboat “RNLB Grace Darling”.

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Exmouth’s Madeira Bowls Club donates to Exmouth RNLI

Photograph : President of the Madeira Bowls Club, Jacky Howle hands the cheque to Brian Cole. (L to R) Brian Cole, Jacky Howle, Rory Carrig (Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Chair), David Atkinson (Fundraising Treasurer) and Pat Atkinson (Exmouth RNLI Shop Manager). Photograph credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI.

At a recent dinner held on 20 October by Exmouth’s Madeira Bowls Club, Club President, Jacky Howle, donated a cheque for £75 for Exmouth RNLI raised from the event.

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Distinguished Artist donates work to Exmouth RNLI

Photograph : David Chambers hands over his painting to Rory Carrig, Chair, Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Committee and Simon Davidson, Chair of the Lifeboat Management Group. (L to R) Rory Carrig, David Chambers, Simon Davidson. All photographs credited Exmouth RNLI.

A popular and distinguished artist from Topsham who specialises in Marine Art has donated one of his amazing paintings for the benefit of Exmouth RNLI.

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GGR Day 111: MAYDAY rescue update alert on Loic Lepage


  • Operations begin to rescue Loïc Lepage from his dismasted and leaking yacht 600 miles SW of Perth, Australia 
  • Mark Slats passes through Hobart film gate
 Loïc Lepage, now awaiting rescue some 600 miles SE of Perth WA.
Francis Tolan and his Beneteau OCEAN 43 Alizes II is expected to be first on the scene to lend assistance.

[Below] Mark Slats arrival at the Hobart film gate earlier today.


Dateline 21.10. 2018 – Hobart, Tasmania

SITUATION UPDATE At  15:00 UTC on October 21.

At 18:27 UTC on Saturday 20th Oct. the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at Canberra (JRCC Aus.) picked up a distress beacon alert from French solo skipper Loïc Lepage.  They had already been alerted by GGR organisers that his yacht Laaland had been dismasted and was taking in water some 600 miles SW of Perth, Western Australia, and took on responsibility for coordinating a rescue mission.

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GGR Day 110: MAYDAY alert from Loic Lepage


Loïc Lepage dismasted 600 miles SW of Perth, Australia

Yacht leaking


62-year old French yachtsman Loïc Lepage sailing aboard his Nicholson 32 yacht Laaland
Lepage and Laaland passing through the Lanzarote Film Gate in July
Lepage was forced to stop in Cape Town to make repairs and was relegated to the Chichester Class.

Dateline 20.10. 2018 – Hobart, Tasmania

At 18:30 UTC, French solo yachtsman set off the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on his yacht Laaland after being dismasted earlier in the day some 600 miles SW of Perth Western Australia.

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Exmouth RNLI Volunteers receive long service awards

Roger_1_LR = Dept. Coxswain Roger Jackson receives his Awards from Charles Hunter-Pease

Mark_1_LR = Second Mechanic Mark Sansom receives his Awards from Charles Hunter-Pease

Don_1_LR = RNLI Fundraising Committee Chair, Don Hodgkinson receives his Awards from Charles Hunter-Pease

Bernice_1_LR = RNLI Fundraising Committee Treasurer, Bernice Williams with her Awards and fellow volunteers

Bernice_2_LR = RNLI Fundraising Committee Treasurer, Bernice Williams with her Awards and fellow volunteers

All photographs credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI.

Four Exmouth RNLI Volunteers have recently been presented with prestigious long service Awards following their long and distinguished service to the lifesaving organisation.

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