Handling lifeboats in rough weather isn't confined to the open sea. The inshore boat displays it's easier in the hands of expert helmsman Barry Gourly.
The crew struggle against rough seas and high winds to line up the all-weather boat to facilitate her recovery into the boat shed.
Station coxswain Michael Bruce commented ‘It is a great privilege and testimony to the crew here at Anstruther to take receipt of this top of the range lifeboat. We participate in a vast number of fundraising opportunities each year such as our own station Open Day, the Anstruther Harbour Festival and sell burgers at events in and around the town which has allowed us the honour of funding this boat we have here today.
We would like to thank the local community for their continued support in attending such events and we are proud to let them see what their money has helped contribute towards’.
Akira, which will be named at an official ceremony in May of next year, replaces the previous serving Rotary Centenary Queen which, since 2007, has taken part in over 140 shouts rescuing over 100 people.
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