- by Gordon
St Marys Lifeboat
St Marys Lifeboat Isles of Scilly
First established: 1837
RNLB The Whiteheads – Severn Class AllWeather Lifeboat (17-11)
Launches in 2008: 6
People Rescued in 2008: 15
Total Hours at Sea in 2008: 22hrs 03mins
Medals since 1824: 26 (1 Gold, 9 Silver, 16 Bronze)
St Mary’s all-weather lifeboat is situated on one of over 100 islands in the Isles of Scilly, lying 28 miles from Land’s End.
The station has a remarkable history of bravery with 56 awards for gallantry being presented to the crews.
A special framed certificate was awarded to the coxswain and crew for display at the station in recognition of their services in connection with numerous yachts in difficulties during the Fastnet Race on 14 August.
This station is classed as an Observe station. Observe stations also welcome visitors but many are in inaccessible places and best suited to maritime rescue rather than visits. However, they are situated in stunning locations so why not enjoy the local area, using the station as a starting point?© Photograph of Isles of Scilly Lifeboat with kind permission of Paul Flckr