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Old 25 April 2008, 07:54   #1
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Cowes Inshore Lifeboat

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I posted a thread a little while ago about Cowes Inshore Lifeboats operation integrating with the RNLI. After a long meeting held with the Stakeholders of the Medina and an EGM held it was decided that the operation is to be handed over to the RNLI.

We are therefore now in a transitional stage of integration with the RNLI, and will be operating under our original banner until such time until the end of this period.

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Old 25 April 2008, 13:30   #2
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Hi Simon,

I hope this is the direction you want to go in. You and your team seem to be a major part of the life on the Medina and great a reasurance to all.

Will you be keeping your monster boat or will you be getting an Atlantic?

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Assuming that Cowes gets an Atlantic, will the existing boat (and I guess there's a truck load of other non-RNLI kit too) be donated to another Independent Station?

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will the existing boat (and I guess there's a truck load of other non-RNLI kit too) be donated to another Independent Station?
yus. thay arr givvin itt orl too de vencherers serch an reskew

fuk mee arnt i a likkul buggir

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Failing that The BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue) are always on the look out for new kit.

Am sure this could be put to good use with them.

I have contact details if needed.

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Be nice to think the assests would benifit another Island Independent Service
Sandown and Shanklin need a new ILB ,Freshwater are looking to raise funds for a new ILB, Ryde have just purchased a new one but still need help with runing costs .
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If the kind people of Cowes donnated to Cowes Inshore Rescue perphaps they they should decide what happens to it.

I think it should be donnated to the RNLI so the funds raised could go to Cowes very own Atlantic named after the people who rasied the money.
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Thankyou all for your comments. This is subject to discussion in future meetings.

With regards to the boat we will be getting, it will be an Atlantic 85.

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With regards to the boat we will be getting, it will be an Atlantic 85.

Simon [/QUOTE]

Just a question what makes you so sure you are getting an 85 and not a 75 or D class.
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That is what we have been told.
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