Fleetwood Lifeboat Day 2017

 

One event in the year that I always look forward to attending is the Lifeboat Day at Fleetwood.

Sadly last year I was unable to attend due to other commitments that were on the same day, this also meant that I would be missing the first showing of the new Fleetwood Lifeboat the Kenneth James Pierpoint.

The Kenneth James Pierpoint replaced the William Street which arrived in Fleetwood in 1989 and was retired in August 2016 after 27 years of service.

So with all that said I was very happy that I could make it to the 2017 event and I was excited to get some photos of the New Fleetwood Vessel.

I would just like to say a huge thank you to all the Men and Women who are involved with the RNLI, the job they do to save lives whilst putting their own at risk is a selfless act and one that should be applauded at every opportunity.

Fleetwood RNLI Website: Fleetwood RNLI

Below are a few images from the day. Please do not use the images without permission. If you would like to use any of the images you can contact me via this website.

My favourite image from the day. The Kenneth James Pierpoint performing a ‘Stop’

Fleetwood RNLI - Kenneth James Pierpoint

The Kenneth James Pierpoint leading the Blackpool & Barrow Lifeboats into Fleetwood.

The Barrow Lifeboat ‘Grace Dixon’ launching her small boat.

The Blackpool Lifeboat ‘William & Eleanor’ showing her agility.

Fleetwood & Barrow Lifeboats side by side.

The Barrow Lifeboat ‘Grace Dixon’ at Speed.

RNLI Helmets from the Morecambe Lifeboat ‘The Hurley Flyer’

ILB’s taking a break.

The Kenneth James Pierpoint & The Grace Dixon.

One of the Fleetwood crew entertaining the crowd.

The Fleetwood & Blackpool Lifeboats.

The Kenneth James Pierpoint docking up after the displays.

The images above are just a few that I took on the day, more images can be viewed by clicking here.

Again I would like to say thank you to the crews of the RNLI who put their lives at risk to save other. If you would like help support the RNLI with a small donation you can do so by clicking here.

Thanks for reading,

Alan Duggan

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