New Welsh Lifeboat Visits Scilly

RNLB 'Kiwi' in St Mary's harbour

RNLB ‘Kiwi’ in St Mary’s harbour

A crew of seven lifeboatmen from North Wales visited St Mary’s over the weekend in their new £2.7m Tamar-class lifeboat.

The volunteers from Moelfre station in Anglesey broke their journey home from RNLI headquarters in Poole on Saturday evening.

The lifeboat has been called ‘Kiwi’ at the request of the family of the late Reginald James Clark. He was a New Zealander who funded the boat, in thanks of his rescue by the RNLI after his ship was torpedoed in World War II.

The visitors were taken to the Star Castle Hotel for dinner and left St Mary’s at 8am yesterday, heading for Rosslare, where they refuelled before continuing up the West Wales coast.