Lough Derg RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Jean Spier officially goes on service

The volunteer crew at Lough Derg have had intensive training over recent months in preparation for the new lifeboat Jean Spier to be officially declared a search and rescue asset. The lifeboat will now replace Elsinore, the station’s outgoing Atlantic 75 lifeboat which while on service on Lough Derg since November 2015, launched 51 times […]

Lough Derg RNLI takes receipt of a new lifeboat, an Atlantic 85 B911 ‘Jean Spier’

At 4pm today, November 12, Philip and Sue Cracknell delivered Lough Derg RNLI’s new lifeboat, the Atlantic 85 B911 Jean Spier to the Station. At 6pm, the first group of volunteer crew went afloat with their Trainer Assessors Helena Duggan and Stephen McNulty. Crew will train in three hour shifts everyday this week. On Saturday, […]