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a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship

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Last year, the RNLI volunteers from Flint responded to 16 calls, saved two lives, and rescued a further four people whose lives were not in immediate danger when the lifeboat reached them.
The campaign group have expressed concerns that, without an all-weather boat, a "Drowning Gap" of 70 miles will exist in Cardigan Bay between the nearest lifeboat stations in Barmouth and Fishguard.
It has been replaced by a new lifeboat, along with a new station, on the promenade.
Four RNLI lifeboats took part in the operation, after reports came in from a fishing vessel that a casualty was in the water a few miles north of Scarborough.
Fellow crew members formed an RNLI guard of honour as lifeboat press officer Leonie said "I do" to deputy mechanic Andrew.
Amble was the 160th lifeboat station which Harry, from Cheshire, has now visited.
The club has been a long-term supporter of the lifeboat station, and their rally has been a Lifeboat Day highlight for more than a decade.
Phil Missen, lifeboat operations manager at Porthcawl RNLI, said: "Our volunteer lifeboat crews risk their lives to save others at sea and any deliberate act which makes their job more difficult or puts them at risk should be taken very seriously.
It is being trialled over the next two years and will operate alongside the Red Bay inshore lifeboat which carried out 27 rescues during high winds between 2008 and 2013.
Among the special guests will be friends and family of the people whose legacies helped provide the vital life-saving equipment for the Wirral lifeboat station.
Niall McGrotty, Skerries RNLI Lifeboat manager, said: "This is a very special occasion for our lifeboat station.
Held since the 1960s, this was the last event to include the Moelfre RNLI's current lifeboat - a 47ft Thyne class called Robert and Violet - which will be retired at the end of 2012 following 25 years of service.
But due to the dark conditions, they were asked by Swansea Coastguard, who co-ordinated the rescue, to stay on their mobile phones and help instruct the lifeboat to their whereabouts.
The Sidmouth lifeboat came into service in 2004 after a pounds 100,000 appeal generously supported by our readers.
Miss Bate, who lived in Wightwick, Wolverhampton, and her late brother Arthur became friendly with lifeboat operators in Conwy when they used to visit the area for fresh fish.