New lifeboat escorted into Eyemouth harbour

Eyemouth's new Shannon-class lifeboat was welcomed to its new home port on Sunday.

Wednesday, 5th December 2018, 10:16 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th December 2018, 10:35 am
The Helen Hastings is escorted into her new home at Eyemouth by lifeboats from Dunbar, St Abbs and Berwick.

Crew brought the 13-29 Helen Hastings from Poole in Dorset where she had been undergoing trials in recent weeks.

Spectators were treated to the fantastic sight of St Abbs, Berwick and Dunbar lifeboats escorting her into harbour.

The Helen Hastings RNLI lifeboat arrives in Eyemouth

Eyemouth lifeboat, posting on Facebook, said: ‘We’d like to thank everyone who has followed our crew on their passage from Poole to Eyemouth, via Dover RNLI Lifeboat Station, Lowestoft Lifeboat Station, Scarborough Lifeboat Station and RNLI – Amble Lifeboat Station, who all extended the RNLI hand of friendship. There are many, many others, but your messages of support have been greatly appreciated.

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‘This is just the beginning, however. With intensive training commencing tomorrow, the volunteer crew are ready to learn and master the new skills required to operate a state-of-the-art lifeboat and help honour the legacy of our most generous benefactor, Mrs Helen Hastings 1️3-2️9️.’