Seahouses lifeboat station to be modified
A company is to design stations to house new state-of-the-art RNLI lifeboats in a programme reaching 120 stations across the UK, including Seahouses.
Hooch Opus has been appointed as one of the lead consultants in a programme to accommodate the new Shannon-class lifeboat.
The Shannon is designed to be launched and recovered from a beach, decreasing response time during emergency call-outs. The firm has already received instruction for modification work at Seahouses.
Brian Hillman, technical director at Opus, said: “We are thrilled to be able to continue to support the RNLI. We’ve recently finished their programme of upgrades for the Tamar-class lifeboat are now looking forward to turning our attention to the Shannon-class vessel.”