Scotland’s Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) rescue 900 people in 2010, says report


UK Today News: Figures released by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) of Scotland, have revealed that more than 900 people were rescued by RNLI crew in 2010. Referring to the figures of the year 2009, reports state that there was a slight increase in the graph with 912 rescues, compared to 921 in 2010.

Scotland’s RNLI worked hard even during extreme weather conditions in Scotland. “We had a period of extreme wintry weather in Scotland and yet none of our lifeboat stations had a day off service because of the weather,” Wave Crookes, Divisional inspector of RNLI said.

Till date, it has rescued 8,313 people on the coast of Ireland and the UK and has launched about 8,713 times. On an average, the RNLI launched three times a day.

With the revelation of the figures, Michael Vlasto, the Operational Director of RNLI proudly said, “Around our coastline our lifeboat volunteers and lifeguards have once again demonstrated their priceless commitment to saving lives at sea.”

The lifeboats of the RNLI have a capacity to cover a distance of 100 miles from the coast.