Clifden RNLI on exercise with L.E. Orla
In calm conditions, the RNLI volunteers and Naval crew cooperated on a number of training exercises, beginning with a 'man overboard' scenario, in which the casualty was transferred by hoist from the LE Orla to the RNLI Mersey all weather lifeboat Fishermans Friend. A RIB from the naval vessel was then recovered in the water and towed by the Clifden Atlantic 85.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.