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Flying Fish IoW Now Onsite Thursdays 1-4 PM
Something new for the Bay. If you like the Pizza van that visits on Fridays we have something new for you. James will be bringing his Flying Fish mobile fish and chip van to our hard standing in front of the boathouse on Thursday. If successful he will possibly do another day as well. He is arriving just after noon and serving from 1 til 4pm. James is supporting the Lifeboat with a generous 10% of his takings. Please come and support this new venture. Please share to your friends and local Freshwater pages.

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FILB OPEN DAY! Sunday 22nd July from 1030-4pm
It is our next Open Day on Sunday 22nd July from 1030-4pm.
Live music again and lots to keep you amused and cakes to keep your inner self satisfied. Hopefully Nipper the crab will be with us on the day - great photo opportunity with the children!! Come along - meet the crew-see the boats. If you would like to join us as crew or volunteer this is the perfect opportunity to discuss it.

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FILB Trainee Coxswain Rich makes the Local News
FRESHWATER Independent Lifeboat crew were called into action to rescue an abandoned swimmer experiencing difficulty in The Bay last week. The swimmer was a duckling in distress and it nearly drove them quackers as they tried to get it onto dry land.

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Maritime Safety Week
The Freshwater Independent Lifeboat is supporting the Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, with her call to the UK's maritime sector to show its support for the inaugural Maritime Safety Week and to ask for members' active participation in promoting both the week and its purpose. Over the course of the week, the Minister will be using the hash tags - #martimesafetyweek and #maritimesafetymatters - while undertaking a series of visits and making a number of announcements. The Minister has called on companies and individuals right across the industry to let her know they will be doing during the week via [email protected] to ensure they capture everything which is happening.

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FILB Crew Member Sid McLaren featured in County Press Article
The FILB is immemsely happy to see our crew member Sid McLaren featured in a County Press article. Sid is a truly inspirational person who cares deeply about giving back to the local community in which she lives. Sid is a tremedously valued crew member who is always ready to drop everything and be there to put her life on the line to help her team and anyone in need of assistance. The FILB considers Sid to be a global role model for young women everywhere, and we are proud of her dedication and achievements in life. We have no doubt she will continue to be a bright and shining star no matter where her future takes her. Please click on the full story link.

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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 - 4PM
Our 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 RNLI
Everyone 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 BOATHOUSE
Lovely 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 WALK
Thanks 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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