I Joined the Lifeboat

I’ve never been so proud to be a trainee. I recently joined my local lifeboat (think volunteer firefighting meets the Coast Guard). We’re out on the bay every Monday night, in all weather, training to save lives at sea.

Writer Charles Daly trains with Bantry CRBI lifeboatThe crew remains on-call 24/7 to respond to distress calls and take part in search and rescue efforts.

Because of Ireland’s latitude, our training hours are in total darkness from now until springtime!

Photos by Matt Masters

 

 

 

Bantry CRBI lifeboat

Bantry CRBI lifeboat

Bantry CRBI lifeboat Bantry CRBI lifeboat