The Lizard Lifeboat

RNLI Training our Crews

Pictured are Dylan Atkinson and Harry Bray at the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset where they both recently travelled to undertake and complete the RNLI ‘Crew Emergency Procedures’ course.  

Dylan and Harry joined The Lizard Lifeboat Station in March 2018 where they both have strong family associations with the RNLI, especially at The Lizard Station.  Two more of our volunteer crew, Alfred Amiss and Phil Wilson also attended and completed the same course at the end of last year.

This intensive course sees the crew trained in a variety of crucial subjects and scenarios – how to deal with fires aboard lifeboats, how to abandon ship in the event of an emergency – team survival swimming, coping in a life-raft in darkness, how to right a capsized inshore lifeboat, and the importance of life jackets.  It also included sessions on the correct use of flares, fire extinguishers and throw bags.

This particular crew training takes place in the Sea Survival Centre at the RNLI College in Poole with  RNLI crew members from stations all around the UK and Ireland attending the course. 

This vital training of our volunteer crew was generously funded by “Lloyd’s Register Foundation” a charitable foundation which helps to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and research. 


 The general consensus was “it’s harder than it looks!”
Learning how to right a capsized in-shore lifeboat – and   
although it’s not too obvious in this picture, as you would 
expect the pool’s wave machine was busy creating somewhat 
less than calm conditions …