RNLI – Blyth Lifeboat Station

Operating both D Class and Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboats – The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea

Author: Robin Palmer

Blyth inshore lifeboats escort ex lifeboat Laura Moncur into the Port of Blyth

Volunteer crew from the station had the pleasure of welcoming the Laura Moncur into the Port of Blyth. The station’s two inshore lifeboats met the ex lifeboat as she was approaching the entrance to Blyth harbour.Volunteer crew member Dave Sheldon had the pleasure of being on board as she left Amble that morning. On the Wednesday morning both volunteer crew Dave Sheldon and Jordan Holmes boarded the Laura Moncur as she made passage to Hartlepool....

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**LAUNCH** 3.17am Sunday 29th July 2018

Early morning request for Blyth RNLI to provide assistance The volunteer crew were woken by their pagers at 3.17am on Sunday 29th July. The early morning request came from UK Coastguard due to reports of a person on the Quayside at Blyth. The volunteer crew launched the D Class inshore lifeboat Alan & Amy at 3.23am and stood by on the River Blyth to react if required. The Blyth Coastguard team who were also in attendance advised at 3.47am that the person was in the care of Northumbria Police and the inshore lifeboat was able to be stood down. At 3.50 the lifeboat had returned to Station and was made ready for...

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65 years of voluntary work with the RNLI recognised with an award

Dr Reginald Carr was the guest of honour at the Blyth Lifeboat Station where his voluntary work with the RNLI was the focus of the evening  Voluntary Crew past and present were amongst the friends and family of Dr Carr who had gathered to say ‘Thank You’ for the work and commitment he had shown in supporting the RNLI over the past 65 years. The evening started with the current Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM), Barry Pearson welcoming everyone to Blyth RNLI and then introduced recently retired LOM, John Scott who then explained to everyone,Dr Carr’s involvement with the RNLI and the roles that he had held within the Station at Blyth. Simon Ling, Regional Operation Policy Manager for the RNLI, then addressed the audience on behalf of the Charity and said, ‘It was an incredible occasion and I was delighted to be asked to attend the presentation evening.Dr Carr is an inspiration to all of us in the RNLI and it was an honour and privilege to present him with his award in recognition of his service.’ Dr Carr aged 90, then addressed the audience and talked about his time with the RNLI and that he first become attached due to his family, as his father was a harbour pilot and sea captain and his mother a member of the Ladies Guild. He thanked everyone for his award and...

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    about 3 weeks ago
  • Members of our volunteer crew attended the Service of Remembrance at the Ridley Park Cenotaph this morning… https://t.co/3jfsGWg8KD
    about 1 month ago
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