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RNLI Selsey Lifeboat Station Wins RICS South East Award

The Selsey Lifeboat Station, located in the town of Selsey won the Community Benefit Award at the RICS South Eaest Awards on 9th May.

1958 saw the RNLI build a new boathouse and slipway using steel and timber decking and the boathouse was reinforced concrete with a steel slipway. Becoming operational in 1960, it was officially opened by the Duke of Richmond. During the 57 years, there has been three different classes of lifeboat operating from the boathouse, with many other lifeboats having launched from the station during relief duties.

In 2011 the station celebrated its 150 years as a continuously active lifeboat station marked by the RNLI by awarding the station a w hole an award which recognised the stations’ 150 years of dedicated service in the pursuit of saving lives at sea.

The RNLI’s new Selsey lifeboat building was completed during 2017 and received its brand new lifeboat, Shannon, replacing the Tyne class. The Shannon class is designed to be launched from the beach by a state-of-the-art new launch and recovery system. The crew have been trained and it is now fully operational.

To find out more about how you can support the Selsey crew in their dedication to saving lives at sea, visit the Selsey Lifeboats website.


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