FILB Shout - 06-09-2018
The FILB was tasked to rescue a yacht in distress yesterday afternoon. The yacht had wandered into shallow waters striking her keel causing water to start flooding the yacht. The FILB D-Class arrived on the scene and put a crew member on board the vessel who assisted with bailing until the Yarmouth Lifeboat arrived on scene and was able to use its portable bailer to keep the yacht afloat. The vessel was then towed to Yarmouth Harbour and lifted out of the water, with the FILB D-Class providing overwatch in case the keel became separated during the passage.
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FILB OPEN DAY JUNE 17th 10:30AM - 4PMOur first open day of the Summer, Sunday 17th June from 1030-4pm at the boathouse in the Bay. Come along and enjoy the fun. Lovely home made cakes, live music and stalls and games to keep you amused. Wight Warriers and Wizards speedway display stand, with bikes. Chat to the crew and see the boats. This might be the time for you to come and join this important community rescue service.
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FLOAT TO LIVE VIDEO VIA RNLIEveryone who falls into cold water unexpectedly wants to follow the same instinct: to swim hard and fight the water. But when you fight it, the chances are, you"ll lose. Instead you need to stay calm and #FloatToLive.
MOSAIC BACK IN PLACE ON THE BOATHOUSELovely to see the Mosaic back in place on the boathouse. Congratulations to Martin Cohen and the team who carried out all the hard work to repair and make it weatherproof.
ANNUAL GREAT WIGHT WALKThanks to everyone who came out for the Annual Great Wight Walk for the Mountbatten cancer trust.Peter Middleton was our coxswain for the inshore lifeboat, who passed away in 2016 from cancer.Peter"s walk was given that name by the trust in 2017 to Honor Peter, as he walked from the boathouse, to the needles only a few months before he died. So we really appreciate everyone who came out for this event.
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