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Duckhams present new RNLI lifeboat

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) recently received a huge boost when Duckhams Oils presented its second inshore lifeboat, the £81,600 'Duckhams 2001' Atlantic 75.

Duckhams raised a total of £84,065 for the RNLI to pay for the lifeboat, through a variety of fundraising activities and corporate donations. The new lifeboat commissioned in 1999 to celebrate Duckhams' 100th anniversary and the RNLI's 175th, will replace the first one; the 'Alexander Duckham' donated to the Institution in 1974 to mark the 150th anniversary of the RNLI and the 75th anniversary of Alexander Duckham and Co Ltd.

The lifeboat will go into the RNLI's Relief Fleet where, over approximately the next 20 years, the 'Duckhams 2001' will serve anywhere around the coast of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, it will be immediately operational as soon as it arrives at a station, ready to replace a lifeboat that requires maintenance or has been damaged.

Posted on 24.12.2001
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