Anstruther Lifeboat Station has assisted a local association in becoming the first group of its kind to win funding in the provision of integrated lifejackets for a fishing fleet
Anstruther coxswain Michael Bruce and RNLI Fishing Safety team member John Fulton have worked closely with the Fisherman’s Mutual Association (FMA) in Pittenweem to secure a grant totalling over 60% of the total costs from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund to provide local skippers with this advanced safety equipment.
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2017 marks the centenary of the Battle of Otranto. This important but little-known battle is brought to life by John Smith, a WWI fisherman who crewed one of the 47 steam drifters engaged in the battle.
The book relating his memoirs is now published by his great niece and proceeds are donated to the RNLI.
Find out more here.
Below: David Corstorphine, a relative of the author, presents the cheque for some of the book's proceeds to the coxswain
Anstruther's New Inshore Lifeboat was officially named "Akira" at a ceremony on Saturday 3 June.
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Anstruther's Open Day on 27th May was strongly supported by the public. About 750 people visited the station and had the opportunity to board the lifeboats. Hundreds of pounds were donated, and burger sales and flag day raising over £2000. Shop sales amounted to £1233: the largest one-day turnover on record.
The strength of support and the generosity of the people demonstrated the appreciation of the RNLI volunteers' life-saving work
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