12-25 Bingo Lifeline

Relief lifeboat

Mersey class lifeboat 12-25 Bingo Lifeline was on station at Skegness most recently in September-October 2013, while our station lifeboat Lincolnshire Poacher underwent an engine replacement in Grimsby.

Bingo Lifeline was brought to Skegness from Hartlepool during a 10-hour passage on 29 September 2013, with a quick lunch stop at Whitby.

Relief lifeboat 12-25 Bingo Lifeline in Whitby during a passage to Skegness.
Relief lifeboat 12-25 Bingo Lifeline (left) alongside Whitby lifeboat during a passage to Skegness, September 2013. (Photo: RNLI Skegness)

During her time in Skegness, Bingo Lifeline was involved in one of the station's most dramatic call outs in years, when she was called out in a severe gale to assist a vessel in trouble off Hunstanton, Norfolk.

Relief lifeboat 12-25 Bingo Lifeline being washed down outside Skegness lifeboat station.
Relief lifeboat 12-25 Bingo Lifeline being washed down outside Skegness lifeboat station following a call out in severe gale on Friday 11 October 2013. (Photo: RNLI Skegness)


This was Bingo Lifeline's second visit to Skegness, having also been utilised as a relief lifeboat at the station during 2003.

Relief lifeboat 12-25 Bingo Lifeline outside Skegness lifeboat station, November 2003.
Relief lifeboat 12-25 Bingo Lifeline outside Skegness lifeboat station, November 2003. (Photo: RNLI Skegness)


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