Wexford RNLI praised following directors' visit

By Esther Hayden

Published 19/05/2015 | 00:00

Members of Wexford RNLI with organisation directors following a review of the station.
Members of Wexford RNLI with organisation directors following a review of the station.

The directors of the RNLI made a visit to Wexford RNLI station as part of the five yearly review recently where all elements of the volunteer charity were examined.

Wexford RNLI is one of 46 Irish lifeboats with a volunteer team of 35 crew, launching authorities and fundraisers. The Wexford station costs €100,000 to run annually including upkeep of the boat, equipment, boathouse and crew training. This year alone five volunteer crew will visit the RNLI Lifeboat College in Poole, England for an intensive training week.

The review, which was overseen by the RNLI's Operation Manager George Rawlinson, looked at specific Wexford rescues and community lifesaving needs. They were very pleased with the work of Wexford Lifeboat with Wexford MarineWatch and the joint training the two organisations focus on.

The RNLI will continue to work with the community to identify the specific needs for Wexford, identifying key areas to prevent loss of life through drowning. The RNLI team thanked all the volunteers at Wexford for the commitment they give to saving lives at sea.

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