Portishead's lifeboat to be refitted
PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 October 2019
A boat which patrols Portishead's shores to keep people safe is being refitted after four years of service.
Portishead RNLI's My Lady Anne is being refurbished after rescuing more than 160 people, plus four dogs, since it first launched in 2015.
My Lady Anne, an inflatable class B lifeboat, has been sent to the RNLI's Inshore Lifeboat Centre, in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, for essential maintenance and repairs.
The boat is due to return to service by the end of November
In the meantime, Portishead RNLI has been given the keys to a loan boat Peterborough Beer Festival III from the RNLI relief fleet to ensure people remain safe in the Bristol Channel.
Portishead RNLI's volunteers completed close to 200 callouts prior to the refurbishment being commissioned.
Some of their rescues can be seen on the BBC's series Saving Lives At Sea, which airs on Tuesdays at 8pm.