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New Lifeboat for Lagan Search and Rescue at Belfast Harbour

30th July 2022
Lagan Search and Rescue's new Class 2 Lifeboat
Lagan Search and Rescue's new Class 2 Lifeboat

Lagan Search and Rescue has a new Class 2 Lifeboat on station.

The independent charity is run by volunteers and based at Belfast Harbour Marina on the River Lagan in the City. It covers all types of search and rescue operations 24/7, including quayside response, swift water and flood rescue, medical response and rescue swimming. A Kayak Rescue Corps is being developed.

The lifeboat was built by Ribcraft and is more suited for the more challenging areas of water in and around rural communities than the larger Atlantic 21 Lifeboat. Capable of 32 knots and equipped with the latest in Search and Rescue technology, the new craft will be a valuable asset and will no doubt save many lives in the years ahead.

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) released the funding which made the purchase possible early this year

And when a volunteer was refuelling the boat recently at the petrol station, a very generous gentleman kindly paid for the fuel. The gesture was much appreciated.

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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