201810 - Southend Lifeboat Station

3 October 2018 Visit to Southend Lifeboat Station.

In October the group visited the RNLI Lifeboat onshore boathouse and were shown all the protective clothing and equipment that the volunteers have to put on before they can go out on the various craft.

Because of the large tidal range and extensive drying foreshore at Southend the Lifeboat Station uses two boathouses, 1 at the end of the pier which houses the B Class & D Class boats and the onshore boathouse which houses another D Class boat and a Hovercraft.

The Southend Lifeboat Station is one of the busiest in England.

Thanks to Sue Lewsey for the write up and photos.