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  • Skegness RNLI tasked to motorboat and missing child

    Skegness RNLI tasked to motorboat and missing child

    Tuesday 16 August 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Peterborough Beer Festival IV, the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) inshore lifeboat at Skegness, was called into action twice again today (Tuesday). The lifeboat was first requested at 5pm when the skipper of the 28ft motor boat Gola require... Read More
  • Skegness RNLI lifeboat assists four on speedboat

    Skegness RNLI lifeboat assists four on speedboat

    Sunday 14 August 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Skegness RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) inshore lifeboat Peterborough Beer Festival IV was called to assist a small speedboat with four people on board yesterday (Saturday) afternoon.The speedboat, Red Lighting, had suffered power failure appr... Read More
  • Lifeboat Day raises over £5,200

    Lifeboat Day raises over £5,200

    Monday 1 August 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    The annual Skegness lifeboat station Flag Week and Lifeboat Day have been hailed a success, raising over £5,200 for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) charity.A collection had been taking place throughout the week outside The Hildreds Shopping... Read More
  • Skegness RNLI lifeboat called to barge aground in The Wash

    Skegness RNLI lifeboat called to barge aground in The Wash

    Monday 1 August 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Skegness all-weather lifeboat Lincolnshire Poacher was called into action this afternoon (Monday) when a 70ft Dutch barge ran aground in The Wash.The vessel, on passage to Wells, Norfolk, had run aground on a sand bank about seven miles south-east of Skeg... Read More
  • Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Day to celebrate 21 years of Lincolnshire Poacher

    Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Day to celebrate 21 years of Lincolnshire Poacher

    Monday 25 July 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Skegness lifeboat station will be celebrating the 21st anniversary of the arrival of the all-weather lifeboat Lincolnshire Poacher at their annual Lifeboat Day event on Saturday (30 July). The lifeboat, funded in the late 1980s by the Lincolnshire Lifebo... Read More
  • Skegness inshore lifeboat called at 5am

    Skegness inshore lifeboat called at 5am

    Saturday 16 July 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Skegness RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) inshore lifeboat Peterborough Beer Festival IV was called upon at 5am this morning (Saturday) following a 999 call to Coastguards from a man saying he was stuck on a sand bank.The lifeboat was tasked to ... Read More
  • Joel Merrien Grunnill MBE, 1924 – 2011: A true lifeboating legend

    Joel Merrien Grunnill MBE, 1924 – 2011: A true lifeboating legend

    Friday 27 May 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Life-long RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) supporter, fundraiser and former Skegness lifeboat crew member Joel Grunnill has died following a brief illness, aged 86. Joel was the last of a long line of Grunnills to serve as a volunteer crew m... Read More
  • Charity cyclists reach Skegness

    Charity cyclists reach Skegness

    Tuesday 17 May 2011. Author: Skegness Standard

    A QUADRUPLE billing of fund raising challenges reached its latest conclusion with a coast to coast bike ride recently. Skegness father, Richard Vincent, completed the second of his epic sponsored adventures when he and several accomplices finishe... Read More
  • Skegness RNLI lifeboats in action over Easter weekend

    Skegness RNLI lifeboats in action over Easter weekend

    Monday 25 April 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    Both Skegness RNLI lifeboats were in action yesterday (Easter Sunday) morning when a 42ft motor boat ran aground on Skegness Central Beach.The vessel, "BJ", had broken down off the Lincolnshire coast early on Sunday morning while on passage from Portsmout... Read More
  • RNLI Chief Executive visits Skegness lifeboat station

    RNLI Chief Executive visits Skegness lifeboat station

    Tuesday 19 April 2011. Author: Russell Matthews

    The RNLI's new Chief Executive, Paul Bossier, visited Skegness lifeboat station today, meeting station officials and lifeboat crew, and taking a tour of the Skegness lifeboat Lincolnshire Poacher. ... Read More

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