THE lifeboat stationed at Lyme Regis is ‘moving home’ for a month during March.
The 8.5-metre ‘Spirit of Loch Fyne’ will be housed in an industrial tent on a car park from March 7 while the station’s boathouse floor at the Cobb is re-laid.
The move also includes the tractor used to launch the inshore lifeboat as well as other boathouse equipment.
During exercises, or launches to an emergency at sea, a short stretch of road from the car park east of the bowling green to Cobb Square will be closed for a few minutes.
Lifeboat operations manager Nick Marks explained: “The closure of the boathouse is necessary because parts of the floor are breaking up after years of wear.”
The lifeboat will be launched from the harbour’s public slipway while the RNLI’s facility is used by contractors carrying out the repair work.
Mr Marks added: “Crew members will carry out safety measures while the boat is moved on the public road to the harbour.
“The operation includes Easter weekend, and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused when we need to launch.”