Teddington RNLI called to 50ft barge adrift in Kingston upon Thames
At 11.10pm on Tuesday 7 June, Teddington’s D-Class lifeboat was launched at the request of London Coastguard to assist with a large barge which had broken away from its riverside berth in Kingston upon Thames, South West London. , ,
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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.