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South Broads Inland Lifeboat station has closed

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has today announced that its Trustees have accepted the recommendations of its Operations Committee to close South Broads RNLI lifeboat station in Suffolk.

A Coast Review in January 2011 and a comprehensive evaluation through the summer concluded that public safety on The Broads would be better served by relocating the station’s assets elsewhere and improving the ability of nearby Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat station to respond to incidents in the area...

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Here is the full story

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/south_broad ... _1_1126426

"South Broads was an inland lifeboat station at Oulton Broad crewed entirely by volunteers, who operate one D class lifeboat, an XP boat, and a 4x4 vehicle.

The vehicle will be transferred to Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, where an Arancia rescue boat, which is the RNLI says is more suited to operating from the various slipways in and around The Broads, will also be deployed. "

So an improvement in the service provided can reasonably be expected - especially as the assetts will be closer to both the Northern and Southern Broads, as well as Breydon.

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