Lifeboat moves to new home for boathouse work

lifeboat tent
The lifeboat is moved to an industrial tent on Monmouth Beach car park

THE RNLI’s inshore lifeboat based in Lyme Regis has moved into her new temporary home – a huge industrial tent on a car park.

The boat, ‘Spirit of Loch Fyne’, the tractor used for launching and other equipment will be housed in the tent, east of the bowling green at Monmouth Beach, for a month while work to repair the floor of the boathouse on the Cobb is carried out.

Volunteer crew members were briefed on arrangements, including safety measures for the move, and also carried out a dry run for launching which will mean the tractor with the boat on its carriage being transported a short distance along a public road to the harbour.

Lifeboat operations manager Nick Marks said: “The crew had a detailed briefing on how to manage the next month, including closing the short stretch of road when the boat is being moved for launching.

“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience to pedestrians and motorists and we will keep any restrictions to a minimum.

“One of our main considerations is the safety of everyone when we need to use public areas.”

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