Canada's CLI Christen New Lifeboat

By George Backwell
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
A Tyne-class Lifeboat: Image RNLI

The Canadian Lifeboat Institution (CLI) has taken delivery of a Tyne-class lifeboat from UK's RNLI and renamed the rescue vessel 'Fraser Lifeboat', informs the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia.

The Fraser Lifeboat originally entered service in 1987 as Famous Grouse for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

During her first career, the Tyne-class boat is credited with 363 launches leading to the rescue of 475 people and the saving of 37 lives.

She was carried to Vancouver on board the vessel Star Lima due to the generosity of Grieg Star Shipping and following which the boat has been extensively overhauled to ensure reliability for her new role.

Fraser Lifeboat has a full speed of 17 knots, an optimum speed of 11 knots and will be positioned on the Fraser River as a valuable addition to local marine safety.

Source: Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia Newsletter

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