RNLI CEO at Fastnet Lighthouse

Categories: Exercises
Published on: November 20, 2010

Date: 20/11/2010


 (back)  CEO Paul Boissier at Fastnet Lighthouse, (front) Helm Micheal Cottrell  (Credit RNLI)RNLI CEO Paul Boissier, was given a whistle stop tour of the Baltimore Lifeboat area of service, including a close up encounter with the Fastnet Lighthouse during a visit to the station on 19/11/2010.

RNLI Divisional Inspector Martyn Smyth and RNLI Trustee Peter Crowley had accompanied Mr Boissier in participating in a lifeboat exercise with the all weather Tyne class lifeboat, Hilda Jarrett, under the command of coxswain Kieran Cotter.

Whilst on manoeuvres, Mr Boissier was transferred to, Bessie,  an Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat, which proved its superior speed by whisking him off to the Fastnet Lighthouse.

Fortunately weather conditions were favourable for the exercise, and the Fastnet Lighthouse was impressive in the relatively calm waters prevailing at the time.

Mr Boissier later commented on the challenging coastline and waters in which the Baltimore lifeboats operate. He complimented the local team on the worldclass service being provided through volunteer efforts.

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