Seahouses RNLI lifeboat was ‘off service due to personnel issues’

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Seahouses RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was out of service over the Bank Holiday weekend, due to ‘personnel issues’.

In the interim period, additional cover was provided by the flank stations of Amble and Berwick-upon-Tweed. However, the village’s all-weather lifeboat is now back in service, the RNLI has said.

A spokesman for the charity said: “A combination of a lack of a full-time coxswain/mechanic since the retirement of the long-standing Seahouses coxswain/mechanic in April and some personnel issues at the station meant that the all-weather lifeboat was briefly off service this weekend.

“In the interim period, additional cover was provided by the flank stations of Amble and Berwick-upon-Tweed.”

Speaking about the current situation, the spokesman added: “The boat is on service, so no cover needed from elsewhere.”

However, Seahouses RNLI’s website has been closed down. The website sates: ‘It is with regret that the crew announce that this website has been closed down.

‘We hope this may be a temporary situation, but cannot guarantee that it will return at this time.

‘We would like to thank all our supporters and subscribers, and we can only apologise for any disappointment that this may cause.’

The website also states that the next exercise launch has been cancelled.