16 December 2013
Mary Case, the Isle of Wight’s High Sheriff, had a special task to perform when she visited the RNLI’s Cowes lifeboat station: presenting radar certificates.
Altogether 18 crew and non-crew members had successfully undergone an intensive radar course, spread over four days. The course involved personnel from the RNLI’s Poole headquarters bringing radar equipment to the station.
Mark Southwell, the station’s operations manager, said, “The fact that as many as 18 people undertook the course is a demonstration of the enthusiasm there is within the station for improving maritime skills. Radar is obviously a most useful aid to navigation, particularly in the dark or fog.”
Mary is pictured with some of the certificate recipients and other station members.
Author: George Chastney, Lifeboat Press Officer.
Photo Credit: Nick Edwards, Lifeboat Training Coordinator