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 08/03/2019 Friday 8 March saw the newest of Clacton RNLI’s volunteers undertake their first service after UK Coastguard received reports of someone potentially being in the water. Just before 6.30pm on Friday 8 March Jamie Mallet boarded Clacton RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat for the first time to undertake a service. He was accompanied by experienced crew member Steve Gill, and Helmsman Edward Vaughan-Chatfield, after being requested to launch by UK Coastguard to assist Clacton Coastguard’s mobile unit. Of the service, Jamie had this to say; ‘When I arrived on station and was told I’d be crew, everything went really fast and I didn’t have much time to think of anything until I was in the boat. Then I was a bit nervous about what we’d be encountering and whether I’d be able to recall the skills I had learnt so far, but after a short time everything fell into place.’ The lifeboat was stood down by UK Coastguard and returned to station within the hour as nothing untoward was found. Jamie is the most recent member of the local community to join Clacton RNLI’s volunteer crew since late 2017, making it one of the best periods for new volunteers. All willing to put aside the comfort of a warm bed or hot meal if the pager sounds, to aid someone in peril on the sea. Ranging from police officers and paramedics, to carpenters and builders, to lorry drivers and office workers, our volunteers come from all walks of life, joining over 6,000 fellow lifeboat and shore crew volunteers, the vast majority without any previous maritime experience, all with the same goal of ‘Saving Lives at Sea’ Boat: D Class (D774)

CALL OUTS 2019

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 08/03/2019
Friday 8 March saw the newest of Clacton RNLI’s volunteers undertake their first service after UK Coastguard received reports of someone potentially being in the water. Just before 6.30pm on Friday 8 March Jamie Mallet boarded Clacton RNLI’s D Class inshore lifeboat for the first time to undertake a service. He was accompanied by experienced crew member Steve Gill, and Helmsman Edward Vaughan-Chatfield, after being requested to launch by UK Coastguard to assist Clacton Coastguard’s mobile unit. Of the service, Jamie had this to say; ‘When I arrived on station and was told I’d be crew, everything went really fast and I didn’t have much time to think of anything until I was in the boat. Then I was a bit nervous about what we’d be encountering and whether I’d be able to recall the skills I had learnt so far, but after a short time everything fell into place.’ The lifeboat was stood down by UK Coastguard and returned to station within the hour as nothing untoward was found. Jamie is the most recent member of the local community to join Clacton RNLI’s volunteer crew since late 2017, making it one of the best periods for new volunteers. All willing to put aside the comfort of a warm bed or hot meal if the pager sounds, to aid someone in peril on the sea. Ranging from police officers and paramedics, to carpenters and builders, to lorry drivers and office workers, our volunteers come from all walks of life, joining over 6,000 fellow lifeboat and shore crew volunteers, the vast majority without any previous maritime experience, all with the same goal of ‘Saving Lives at Sea’ Boat: D Class (D774)
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